ISBN: 9781849949224

Publication date: 04 Jul 2024

Author: Koski, Eija

An introduction to making himmeli straw mobiles with 22 unique projects.

Discover the traditional art of himmeli in this captivating book in which Finnish craft and sleek artistry intertwine to create stunning geometric mobiles from rye straw. The exquisite mobiles with their angular lines, geometric shapes and crisp, airy feeling have something natural and timeless about them. With the addition of colours and new materials such as paper drinking straws, they become modern sculptures that can adorn your home or make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.

In Himmeli you get a comprehensive introduction to building himmeli mobiles alongside step-by-step instructions and a gallery of inspirational images that will help both beginners and seasoned crafters create 22 beautiful mobiles. 

This absorbing book covers:

• Himmeli: history and folklore

• Rye straw: an introduction to materials

• Geometric beauty: the basic shapes

• The technique: tips for a successful build

• Projects: with step-by-step instructions and diagrams

 Himmeli is your key to creating timeless, intricate hanging mobiles from readily available and affordable materials to bring a touch of Nordic flair to your home.