Hi, I’m Katja. Welcome to my Shop !
I’m the Co-Creator and Owner of Nordic Gnome® Brand Gnomes.
Creating high quality, meticulously hand crafted gnomes from old Nordic folklore has been my passion for many years. I grew up in northern Finland . Moved to USA in my mid twenties and now live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, two kids and our rescue cat Henri.
All gnomes come to life in our NYC based Studio, where we cut, sew, stuff and add all the fine details with care.
I love using natural materials- linen, cotton and wool. You can also spot up cycled materials , sweaters and jeans are my favorites to use when making gnomes! They give these traditional Scandinavian Christmas stables a modern twist , and with a different materials gnomes are no longer just for Holidays… our gnomes make happy homes all year around!
RRR – reduce, reuse, recycle
From Sweater To Gnome
I take used sweaters , then plan what type of gnomes I want to make with them. Next I wash, cut and sew. It sounds easy but in reality working with up cycled material has its challenges it is not as easy as it sounds.
I take unwanted sweaters and turn them into one of the kind collectable gnomes – I call it my superpower !
Turning old garments into something valuable is immensely satisfying and seeing the joy they bring to my customers is the dream of every artisan to feel.