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August 31, 2012

ermie modeling pirtti

Jennifer modeling fall 2012 to-be-named Pirtti scarf

Through Ursula of Modaspia I found Elizabeth of Primoeza. Through Elizabeth I found Jennifer of Ermie. By chance of moving to California and having the opportunity to visit L.A. regularly, I have met with Jennifer in person. I just love how that all comes together!

This past weekend I was in L.A for a quick trip and had the chance to meet up with Jennifer for coffee. (Though in reality it was much too hot for coffee!) I’ve been a fan of her bold and colorful work for quite a while. Having my head in the sand so to speak, weaving away by myself, I wanted to show her what I’m working on and talk through some ideas. It occurred to me that Jennifer has never actually seen my work in person and it tickled me pink that she was ready to buy a scarf on the spot on a hot day. It was great to show her the stuff in person, get some feedback, see what aspects of the work she was drawn to. I’m ready to get cracking on the next few warps and of course have ideas for many more. I only wish there were more hours in the day, or that I required less sleep.

All the ladies I mentioned above inspire me and were the first ones I followed when I decided to pursue this new venture. They all have blogs, and in the spirit of “follow friday“, I highly recommend you check them out.

Modaspia also on Facebook

Primoeza also on Pinterest and Instagram

Ermie also on Tumblr and Instagram

Instagram is quite fun and I find myself addicted. (@pirttihandwoven if you’re interested.) Speaking of following people, I have a funny story about that, but I’ll save that for another day…

san francisco summer

July 30, 2012

golden gate bridge

San Francisco can be incredibly foggy and cold in the middle of summer.

pirtti handwoven modeled

Perfect for testing out my latest handwoven scarf. (Available in November!)


July 22, 2012

sample 2012

Monday I am scheduled for a critique of my work by a master weaver. I am pulling together various samples of scarves (like this one above) to show aspects of my work, praying the whole time that my sore tooth doesn’t become worse by tomorrow. There’s always something…

one scarf left

May 7, 2012

pirtti handwoven - paradisi

I have one paradisi scarf left. Although it’s not taking up a whole lot of room in my studio, I’d rather it be keeping the chill off of someone’s neck  than sit on a shelf. It is currently on sale for $160. Order today and I will ship it in time for Mother’s Day! The store is here.

happy weekend

April 28, 2012

pirtti handwoven

Today I did a little photo shoot of a scarf I am donating for a fundraising event this evening. I’m looking forward to getting more of these off the loom! I just might release a few more this summer…

introducing vaccinium

August 13, 2011


vaccinium detail


vaccinium modeled

The shop is now updated. There are only two vaccinium scarves available. These along with one remaining paradisi scarf are the last of the cotton/silk series for 2011. My next shop update will be in Oct/Nov when I launch my fall series. Happy shopping!

shop update on saturday

August 11, 2011

blue scarf

There will be a little shop update on Saturday morning around 10am Pacific time.  If this blue tickles your fancy, please be sure to check here on the blog, facebook or twitter for the shop opening. There are only two scarves available and once they’re gone…they’re gone! This is a limited edition scarf and I will not be making more.

Any questions, please feel free to use the comment section.

See you on Saturday…

spring is here

May 2, 2011

pirtti postcard

The shop is now open! I have made a tiny collection of spring scarves to celebrate our move to San Francisco and the change in seasons. Shipping is free within the u.s. for this limited edition of scarves. Orders placed by 9pm PST (12am EST) will ship tomorrow, Tuesday May 3rd which means you have a great gift for Mother’s Day! (Either for a Mom you know or for yourself – you deserve it!) Each scarf includes a handwritten note so please let me know in the ‘message to seller’ section on paypal what you would like the card to say. (Or you can email me at pirttinyc AT gmail DOT com) Please also double-check your shipping address.




If you are scratching your head thinking they look very similar, you are correct! I chose one set of colors (pink/peach/coral) and played with proportion. Paradisi has stronger pink tones for  a richer effect and Persica has stronger peach/coral tones giving a slightly muted effect. Both scarves are woven with cotton and silk for a soft and light scarf perfect for cool spring days and breezy summer evenings. There are 6 scarves total. Everything from the winding of warp, weaving, winding bobbins, twisting fringe…all done by my own two hands.

I hope you enjoy this small collection. Thank you for looking!

(You can also find pirtti on facebook and twitter . )

shop news

April 30, 2011

spring 2011

The shop will be updated Monday, May 2nd at 10am PST. That’s 1pm for you East coast folks! See you then…


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If you are eyeing one of these as a Christmas gift (for yourself, perhaps?) I suggest snagging one as soon as the shop is open. I will bring all boxes to the post office by Friday latest and will ship within the U.S. by priority mail which means that it should get to you in time for a cookie break with Santa.

The shop will be open sometime tomorrow (I know – so vague) so the best way to stay updated is to either subscribe to this blog via email or rss (see sidebar) or follow on twitter or facebook. As soon as the shop is ready it will go live!


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