Heini's beloved RUUT designs parallel her ceramic works with the same hexagon forms she uses. These are also found in ceramic works throughout the Arabianranta courtyard.
A whole life is woven into Ruut's patterns.
The images are a continuation through the years as her children grew. "I wanted Ruut to be cozy like a patchwork blanket, just like life is. I drew themes that are related to flowers and growth to reflect the shared period of life between mother and daughter. I see the advancement of an important person similarly to a flower in bloom - and of course there are always the hidden parts that I can't ever truly know."
The RUUT pattern was chosen as Avotakka Interior Magazine’s ”Textile of the Year 2015”.
Made out of Masters of Linen long staple linen yarn. Grown and spun in Europe out of bio organic cotton according to the Öko-Tex standard. Yarns are dyed in Europe, mainly in Finland. Product development and design, material purchasing, binding of the fabric, and programming of the jacquard machine are all done in our own weaving mill in Finland. Warping, preparing, weaving, finishing, drying, and fabric inspection are also done in our weaving mill. Sewing is done in our daughter company in Lithuania, in our weaving mill in Finland, as well as other subsidiaries located nearby in Finland. Accessories come from Europe but mainly from Finland. Main part of production occurs in Finland. Country of origin is Finland.
Designer: Heini Riitahuhta
Product care: Wash the new textile separately before use at 60°C on a gentle cycle in plenty of water. 40°C is also an adequate wash temperature. Avoid softener and bleach. Reshape and dry. Do not spin dry. Do not tumble dry. Linen textiles will dry quickly, remember to iron when the fabric is still damp. The colour of natural linen becomes lighter with washing. Shrinkage approx. 5%.