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Ni hau China

One is bigger than two, four is bigger than two

This is PAKKANEN, DIY rya rug that I designed for Taito Pirkanmaa. You can buy all the materials and instruction HERE and make one for yourself. The pattern of the PAKKANEN is designs so that it repeats and you can hang two or more next to each other and create a bigger piece.

Take a look at the short video

on YouTube

Elina Helenius for TAITO Pirkanmaa


Season’s Greetings


Summer exhibition in Sweden

(photos Liina Blom)

TEXO, the association of Finnish textile artists, went abroad. The JOHTOLANKA exhibition that was on Tampere Vapriikki Art Center last winter is now rebuild in Sweden. JOHTOLANKA / LEDRÅD exhibition at Rydals Art Museum was opened on the 3rd of June  and it is on until the 19th September. If you are planning to travel on summer holidays Skåne in Sweden is nice and considerable destiny. I am taking part to the exhibition with my plywood weaving “Brown” that is the square shaped artwork on the photo at right.

Finland meets Turkey, Helsinki meets Istanbul

I am so excited; I got invited to be a quest speaker in Istanbul Home Textile Fair EVTEKS Trend Seminar on the May 16th. Really looking forward to go there and talk about textiles and inspiration. I will do my best to inspire Turkish audience. And I bet it will super inspiring for me too to see lots of Turkish textiles and hopefully a little bit of Istanbul too.

PS. A short addition after returning back home: Istanbul was great! The EVTEKS Fair very worth of visit, the city with its monuments breathtaking beautiful and the food…delicious. I really hope that one day I have a possibility to go back. More photos INSTAGRAM @studioelina


Helenius&Renvall Creative

Have I told you that I am also half of the design duo   Helenius&Renvall Creative

photo Sakari Röysko


Echoes Finland

Just visited Warzava Poland first time in my life. The reason was the opening ceremony of the exhibition ECHOES, 100 Years in Finnish Design and Architecture in POLIN MUSEUM. Great exhibition, curated by Laura Isoniemi, in absolutely remarkable museum by Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki. I am honored that my Lusto rug was selected in the exhibition.

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays

Season’s Greetings to all of our clients, companions and co workers! Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!

June in New York

I am happy and proud to be a Finnish Cultural Institute in New York’s artist-in-residence for June. During this month I will be inspired by the art, architecture and the lifestyle of New York. My working plan is to visiting makers studios around city. I am really excited! You may follow my Big Apple visit via my instagram “studioelina

Greetings from Africa

One of my nicest ongoing projects is in Tanzania Africa. I am happy to design a collection of handwoven cotton scarfs to Dar es Salaam based weaving workshop WOW. I just visited the workshop in Dar and spent a wonderful week with the local weavers and german master weaver Andreas Möller. We were weaving the first samples of my designs with the Flying8 looms which were designed and build by Andreas and local carpenters. First samples of the scarfs you can see here worn by the happy weavers and friends of World of Weaving.

From left to right: Joyce, Maggie, Salma, Ian / Andreas, Joseph, Samuel, Mama Mushkall / Grace, Victoria, Gertrud, Charles Makundi / Nadine, Rachel, Mark, Elina