Riihivilla is a small Finnish family business, which sells naturally dyed Finnsheep wool. It belongs to me, Leena Riihelä.  Because I dye everything by hand with natural dyes, in small lots, we don't sell wholesale. You can buy Riihivilla yarns and kits only from our online shop. You can reach me best by email riihivilla (at) gmail.com.

You can also find me occasionally in Ravelry, my name there is leena.


I started to dye with natural dyes first in the beginning of 1980, and ten years later 1990 we moved to a small farm and started to raise our own Finnsheep. Riihivilla was founded in 1995, and at the same time we started to sell our products at the Kauppatori in Helsinki. 2000 we got a permanent selling place at Kauppatori, and by that time we found out that there is only so much one (or two) people can do, so we gave up our own sheep, and concentrated to dyeing yarn and selling it. At the end of 2020 we gave up our selling place at Kauppatori and now sell only online.

We buy the good Finnsheep wool from our farmer friends, and get it processed to yarn in a small mill Pirtin kehräämö, where they make the yarn to our specifications. Then I dye the yarn with natural dyes, by hand.

You can read about how my yarns are dyed in my blog.

 Contact information


Leena Riihelä

Koskentie 774

25560 Koski as



VAT FI 1348382-2