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Interview with Nordic Yarn designer Tuuli Eloranta

Interview with Nordic Yarn designer Tuuli Eloranta

Hi there yarn lover! We thought it would be nice for everyone to get to know Tuuli, to learn more about her motivation and approach to her design work as one of the Nordic Yarn designers. Tuuli lives in Helsinki, Finland. Tell me a bit about yourself? I’m 57 years old passionate artisan. Really don’t know what else I could be as almost everyone in my extended family are artisans. What is your earliest memory of knitting? I learned how to crochet when I was around 6 years old. Next I got interested in cross stitch and embroidery. A couple...

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Nordic Yarn - Our Story - Nordic Yarn

Nordic Yarn - Our Story

Let's get to the beginning of the thread first.Once upon a time there was a beautiful Finnish woman and a handsome Italian man, the sandy beaches of Riccione and one particular, warm disco night in the 70s. The woman returned to Finland after her holiday, but the youngsters kept in touch by sending love letters to each other. One year later they got married in Italy, and soon after their son Erik was born.- We lived near Florence in the city of Prato, which was the Italian yarn center. My father and his brother owned a company which was recycling...

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Holidays are approaching, are your needles empty? - Nordic Yarn

Holidays are approaching, are your needles empty?

The holiday season is approaching fast and there seems to be stillso much to do, especially knitting. I do recall myself making apromise last year that next year I’ll sort out all the holidaystuff well beforehand and don’t leave things to the last minute.Planning is half of the work, they say so hey, I can congratulatemyself for executing at least half my task! But I think I’m not alone with this problem. I’m sure there is atleast a couple of knitters trying franticly finish the giftknitting somewhere in between work, family, holiday shopping, giftwrapping, decorating and cooking. I have still...

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