Intro to Nalbinding (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

Location

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

Cost $90.00

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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!

Instructor to provide:

  • 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.

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
  • Please bring water/snacks, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Skill Level:
No experience needed

Cost Details:
Tuition:   $80.00
Material Fee:   $10.00
Total Cost: $90.00

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!