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Kjolvaska: Swedish Skirt Bag


Natalie Norman


Date & Time: April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Class Fee: $65

Materials Fee: $15
Covers cost of materials for this class. Bring and pay directly to instructor.

Skill Level: No experience needed

Once these ‘pockets’ or bags were used to carry oats or salt so the cows would follow you home.  Today they are more apt to be used for cell phones and car keys.  An ideal size, the practical bag serves as a reminder of heritage and as a focal point of beauty as it carries your belongings.  Inspired by the “kjolvaska”, or skirt purse, which accompanies the Swedish folk dress, you will create a similar multi-purpose pocket.  The surface design is a wool felt applique with traditional embroidery.  You will learn 5 embroidery stitches and additional decorative filler stitches.  A pocket which can be completed in class, will be worn around the waist or as a shoulder bag.

Students to bring:

  • Reading glasses, if needed
  • A bag lunch

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!

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10 available
Swedish Skirt Bag 4/27/19$65.00