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Janet Ames

A long time resident of Marine on St. Croix, Janet has a fine arts degree and professionally works as a teacher with at-risk and Special Education students. She is never far from wool, creating fiber garments and accessories using knitting, crocheting, naalbinding and other fiber arts techniques. 

January 2020

Intro to Nålbinding

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 5 tickets left

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…

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