handmade clothing & accessories colour . fiber . love .

Helsinki, Finland 143 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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handmade clothing & accessories colour . fiber . love .

Helsinki, Finland | 143 Sales

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About Joik

Sales 143
On Etsy since 2010

colour. fiber. love

Joik started as offshoot from an earlier Etsy shop founded in 2008 with a friend - now it's an outlet for my inspiration and wanderings in the fiberworld.
The side product of meditation really.

I was taught to crochet by my grannies, compulsive crocheters both of them, and I remember the first actual wearable thing I made as a child - a multicolour beanie so tightly knot it was more like a helmet than a hat.

I've come a long way since then, it's an ongoing learning process of material and pattern.
I just go ahead and try until I'm happy with the result - it might take awhile, and sometimes my WIPs sit in the closet for a long time, until one day I realise what it wants to become, and how.
I write my patterns down in a self-invented crochet gibberish with pictograms, still reclutant to learn the actual pattern writing. Don't want to lose my own artist voice I guess.

I am a visual merchandiser in event business, and besides decorating I sew - curtains, tableclothes and whatnot.
At the moment I'm quite inspired by the possibilities of combining crochet and sewn.
I like little details too, just a few pretty beads to finish my things off.

I'm fascinated by the diversity of human race, all the faces, traditions and cultures this planet hosts, it's an endless source of awe and inspiration for me.
Intricate patterns, bold colour combinationations, shiny bits and pieces, complicated embroidery in traditional costumes is what makes me go oooooh.
I find natural patterns intruiging as well, mesmerized of how lichen grows, trees branch and little coils of green spiral open into ferns.

As from the business point of view I have plenty of boring bulk sewing for the event business, so I try to keep Joik as it is - a fun exploring game.
If it doesn't feel like playing anymore, there's no point, because I'm convinced all the joy of making, little solitary smiles, happiness and freedom I feel while creating is present in my items - they're like talismans of good mood and peace of mind.

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  • Hanni

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I learned how to crochet when I was very little, and off I went - never learning how to read the patterns or instructions. I'm still on the same road of trial and error, led by the curiosity of what will happen if I do like this or that. Love it.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2017
My work is about following my heart and doing what I need to be doing in this world.

Everything is carefully handcrafted from scratch in Finland, and I wish it reaches you quickly in good condition.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about shipping, multiple/ wholesale orders, or any other details.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Contact me before placing an order, if you wish to have your shipment with insurance, and let me know if you don't receive your parcel within orderly time.

If you got the wrong size, or if something else is not how it should be, I'm sure we can work it out :)
Joik accepts PayPal, and for Finnish and EU customers direct bank transfer is possible as well.
Check 'other' box and in the checkout for type of payment, and I will get back to you with the bank and account info.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees, taxes, VAT, and/or duties associated with shipping.

Suomalaiset asiakkaat:
voit maksaa myös suoraan tilisiirrolla, tiedot saat tilausvahvistuksen yhteydessä.
Sinulla on 14 päivän palautusoikeus, mikäli tuote on käyttämätön ja uudenveroisessa kunnossa.
Shipping in Priority worldwide, in 1-3 working days from the day the payment arrives.
Contact me before placing an order, if you're interested in tracking, insurance, or Economy shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom work and wholesale orders are welcome, though case's all about the right timing.

Custom work made to measure is +10% in price, and for bigger projects 20% of the total price as a down payment before starting to work.