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Intro to Nålbinding (In-Person)


Janet Ames


Date & Time: December 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Class Fee: $90.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States


Experience the joy of creation, and shaping things out of simple materials. 

Explore this ancient form of textile construction. Nålbinding (needle stitching) can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. This fiber technique 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 to 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

The registration fee for this class includes a material fee of $10. The instructor will have limited supplies of yarn which can be purchased from her directly during the class. If you may be interested, bring additional cash.

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.


Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is 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!


How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
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!

Read all of our school policies.


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