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[ihan.itse] - Finnish: made by me
Enter shop here: http://www.ihanitse.etsy.com

I'm Johanna. My roots are in Finland but my home is in the multicultural capital of Europe - Brussels, Belgium. I live here with my French fiance Julien, our baby Emil and trilingual cats Maui and Punga.
Before moving to Brussels I lived a vagabond life: 7 cities in 7 countries within 7 years. After such a roller coaster I am happy to finally have found my own little home and family.

[ihan.itse] is a project that started when I re-discovered crochet and knitting after a long break. During my travels I had forgotten about these skills. Feeling at home and making things go hand in hand for me - I wanted to surround myself with handmade things that remind me of Finland.
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  • Joined December 27, 2010

Favorite materials

recycled, t shirt yarn, wool, wood

About

[ihan.itse] - Finnish: made by me
Enter shop here: http://www.ihanitse.etsy.com

I'm Johanna. My roots are in Finland but my home is in the multicultural capital of Europe - Brussels, Belgium. I live here with my French fiance Julien, our baby Emil and trilingual cats Maui and Punga.
Before moving to Brussels I lived a vagabond life: 7 cities in 7 countries within 7 years. After such a roller coaster I am happy to finally have found my own little home and family.

[ihan.itse] is a project that started when I re-discovered crochet and knitting after a long break. During my travels I had forgotten about these skills. Feeling at home and making things go hand in hand for me - I wanted to surround myself with handmade things that remind me of Finland.
[ihan.itse] is Finnish and translates roughly as "made by me" - made by me, made for you.

The thick jersey yarn I use is a by-product of the textile industry. This type of material is traditionally used for rug weaving in Scandinavia. I love the chunkiness and softness of the yarn as well as the fact that it is 100% recycled.
Fabric factories cut the edges of fabric rolls off in the end of the production line. The remaining strips are mainly thrown to landfill but some of it does get recycled as yarn - and put to good use in [ihan.itse] products.

All [ihan.itse] products are handmade by me - for you.

handmade. recycled. beautiful.

Shop: www.ihanitse.etsy.com
Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/ihanitse
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ihan.itse
Projects: http://www.ravelry.com/people/ihanitse

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