Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided) and proceed to learn the basic stitches of Nålbinding made by interlocking loops. Construction of a warm cowl or hand warmers will be just the beginning of endless possibilities with Nålbinding!
Students should bring:
- One skein of bulky SINGLE-PLY yarn (100% wool) i.e. Lamb’s Pride Bulky 125yds, Noro Hitsuji 110 yds, Alafoss Lopi 109 yds
Class will be held at our winter location: HWY North, 51 Judd St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!