Hannele’s textiles are all woven by hand. The wool she uses comes from a native Finnish sheep breed of Kainuu Grey. The lambs are born black, but after the first shearing, the colour starts to fade from black to grey as they grow older. The wool is shiny and curly, but neither too soft nor too hairy. The wool is sourced from a local organic farm. The fleece is hand sorted and then sent to a Finnish spinning mill to produce the thin and over-twisted yarn which gives the products their wavy character.She grows her natural dyes using historical dye plants such as woad, madder and weld, which have good UV resistance. Using rainwater for her vats saves drinking water and to be economical with the water, she adds the mordant directly to the dye bath.