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Auli Sookari

Mill Valley, CA

I combine Finnish craftsmanship and tradition of rug weaving with true California materials; jeans, t-shirts and linens, to create individually designed, one of a kind pieces of art for the floors.

I taught textile crafts and art for almost thirty years in Finland and trained teachers in that field at the University of Helsinki. Since moving to California two years ago I've opened my own fiber art studio in Mill Valley where I weave rugs from discarded textiles, dye wool with natural dyes from local plants and teach workshops on dyeing, knitting and up-cycling plastics. I embrace traditions but focus on modern skills, environmentally sustainable methods and use of materials.

Blue Denim Mix

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Hearth rug

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All blue

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Blue stripes

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Welcome home

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Black denim mix

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