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April 2015
No charge for being SASSY!

Sassy Schoolhouse Stitchers

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1st Wednesday
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets on the 1st Wed of each month at 10:00 (stay as long as you like). Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop is a gathering place for ‘Friends, Stitching, Laughter and Fellowship!’ Come and spend time working on your latest stitching project and sharing your latest projects or ideas. No charge for being “Sassy.”

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No charge for coming to our creative oasis!

Run Away from Home: Wednesday Evening Gathering

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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1st & 3rd Wednesday

MEETS EVERY FRIDAY FROM 10:00 TO 4:00 AND THE 1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. Fly away from housework, phone calls and just everyday distractions! Need some time for to recharge your creativity? Come to the “Run-away from Home” gatherings at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop and do just that. Every chair has a name and your chair is waiting for you! Bring whatever you might be working on – quilting, stitching, knitting, cross-stitching or whatever new craft you might…

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No charge for running away to the Quilt Shop!

Run Away from Home–Friday Gathering

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Friday
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets every Friday from 10:00 to 4:00 and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fly away from housework, phone calls and just everyday distractions! Need some time for to recharge your creativity? Come to the “Run-away from Home” gatherings at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop and do just that. Every chair has a name and your chair is waiting for you! Bring whatever you might be working on – quilting, stitching, knitting, cross-stitching or whatever new craft you might…

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$25.00

Pineapple Sundae Quilt Class

April 6 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Material Matters Quilt Shop,
217 N Main Street, Thiensville, WI 53092
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Pineapple Sundae is yummy! This class uses the Creative Grids Pineapple ruler (Required for class). Joan Cain teaches you how to make it easier and more fun. She fell in love with this ruler and wants to share with you all her tips and tricks. As always with Joan, this is going to be a fun evening.  

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Whatever book or pattern chosen for the year.

Thursday’s Friendship Quilt Gathering

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Thursday
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets on the 2nd Thursday afternoon every month from 1:00 to 3:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop’s Friendship Group works on various projects throughout the year, either from a pattern, book or ideas from friends. A recent endeavor is making pillows to be given to area hospitals for them to distribute to lumpectomy and mastectomy patients. 2015 projects are the following….. From the book,” The Road to Jericho” – select a block of your choice and make a 8” or 16” finished –…

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$300

Arnhild Hillesland Knitting Retreat!

April 10 - April 12
Norwegian Wood Retreat,
30440 US Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371 United States
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A week-end knitting retreat in a rustic woodland setting with Arnhild Hillesland. Arnhild Hillesland, a native Norwegian and expert in knitting, will be providing instructions on finishing your Norwegian sweater at Norwegian Wood Retreat in Princeton, MN. Arnhild has an array of amazing techniques she would like to share with class participants. Her list includes the following: Stitching and cutting Attaching facings Shoulder seams (two versions) Knitting up stitches (picking up) Spacing buttonholes Making buttonholes Attaching front bands Knitting the…

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$150 members/ $175 Non-members

Extreme Warp Makeover Weaving Workshop

April 11 - April 12
AmericInn-Peoria, IL,
9106 North Lindbergh Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
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Peoria Handweavers Guild presents EXTREME WARP MAKEOVER. A two day workshop for beginner to advanced members and non-members teaching participants how to warp a 4-shaft loom in one of 3 different 4-shaft threadings. On April 11-12, 2015, the Peoria Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria is sponsoring a workshop featuring the nationally known instructor Robyn Spady. The workshop, “Extreme Warp Makeover” is for the beginner to advanced weaving student. In this workshop you will warp your 4-shaft loom in one of 3…

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$5 each month

Calendar Girls Club (2nd Saturday)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every month until December 12, 2015
Material Matters Quilt Shop,
217 N Main Street, Thiensville, WI 53092
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Meetings are the Second Saturday 9:00-10:00 of the month OR The Fourth Thursday 1:00-2:00 Pick your background color way…cream tones, (traditional) black & whites (brights)  or grays (solids) or White on Whites for (anything goes) to achieve your desired look… We will start 2015 using the 365 Perpetual calendar. (avaiable at $22.95 and required for club. We will hold one for you here with your sign up.) We will be working in a 12” finished block size.   At the…

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FREE--Donations of fabric and money are appreciated.

Quilt of Thanks–Wednesday Gathering

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3rd Wednesday
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets every month on the 3rd Wed at 10:00 and the 4th Sat from 10:00 to 4:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop opens their doors for quilters and community members who would like to make quilts for our Veterans. Even if you don’t sew but would love to give back to those that have bravely served our country, come and join us!   There is always a need for people to iron and sort fabric. Quilts are patriotic colors, size varies…

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$192 Members/$242 Non-members

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Icelandic knitting sampler

April 17 - April 19
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Join Icelandic knitting expert and designer Hélène Magnússon as she shares her passion for Iceland’s rich knitting heritage. LESSON 1 Knit a miniature Icelandic lopapeysa sweater. Learn to combine sleeves and body, read color charts, Icelandic bind-off, and close underarms. LESSON 2 Learn to steek (cut extra stitches) a garment knit in the round. Knitters will see different ways to finish the steeks once they are cut. LESSON 3 While knitting a doll-sized triangular shawl with typical lace motifs in…

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$38 for the year.

Jo Morton’s ‘Little Women’ Quilt Club for 2015

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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3rd Saturday every other month
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets every other month on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 ( February, April, June, August, Oct, Dec) If you love Jo Morton fabric and little quilts, then this is the Gathering for you. You will receive her exclusive pattern for the Little Women’s club which will includes easy to- follow instructions and quilting tips. Bring your sewing kits, as the leader, Missy, often has a special activity for you to do as well.  Show and tell is a must. Inspiration…

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$395

Denyse Schmidt Pure Improv Workshop at WI Quilt Museum

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  $395 Every quilter wants to take a class with modern quilt pioneer Denyse Schmidt!  This is your chance to work side-by-side with this amazing quilter from our convenient central US location. In this two-day workshop, we will explore the farthest reaches of improvisational patchwork—and your own creativity­­—using traditional patterns as a foundation. We’ll begin with fun, fast-paced exercises to become completely familiar with a single…

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Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair

April 23 - April 25
The Dahl Arts Center,
717 East 7th Street, Rapid City, SD United States
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Spend a weekend in the Dakotas! Three days of fabulous fiber at the Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair in Rapid City, SD! Our VENDORS are from the Black Hills and neighboring states. They are by invitation and provide a broad selection of quality products. Fiber vendors offer over 15 varieties of wool, llama, alpaca, buffalo and silk, fleece to roving, hand-spun and commercial yarns. Need a spinning wheel, loom, drop spindle, needles or a beautifully hand-crafted tool, our VENDORShave them…

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FREE

Yarnover 2015

April 25
Hopkins High School,
2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, 55305
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Each year the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has a day-long event called Yarnover held in the Twin Cities metro area. Prestigious local and national instructors (listed below) teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Market, which is free and open to the public. New for 2015:  The expenses incurred for bringing these amazing teachers are quite high. We pay for the airfare, lodging and meals for each teacher in addition to their teaching fees.  Since these expenses…

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Donations of fabric and money are appreciated.

Quilt of Thanks–Saturday Gathering

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4th Saturday
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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MEETS EVERY MONTH ON THE 3RD WED AT 10:00 AND THE 4TH SAT FROM 10:00 TO 4:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop opens their doors for quilters and community members who would like to make quilts for our Veterans. Even if you don’t sew but would love to give back to those that have bravely served our country, come and join us!   There is always a need for people to iron and sort fabric. Quilts are patriotic colors, size varies…

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$5 each month

Calendar Girls Club (4th Thursday)

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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4th Thursday of the month
Material Matters Quilt Shop,
217 N Main Street, Thiensville, WI 53092
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Meetings are the Second Saturday 9:00-10:00 of the month OR The Fourth Thursday 1:00-2:00 Pick your background color way…cream tones, (traditional) black & whites (brights)  or grays (solids) or White on Whites for (anything goes) to achieve your desired look… We will start 2015 using the 365 Perpetual calendar. (avaiable at $22.95 and required for club. We will hold one for you here with your sign up.) We will be working in a 12” finished block size.   At the…

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May 2015
$75 one day | $130 for both days

Spring University Days: quilts & so much more!

May 1 - May 2
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts presents Spring University Days May 1 & 2, 2015 Highlights: Friday, May 1, 2015:  Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer Wilder, “Midwest Textiles:  A Photo Journal Tour” Three-hour workshops:   Embroider Your Own Band Sampler – Jane Edgar;  Exploring Hardanger – Carol Fisher;  Spring Floral Needle Punch – Nancee Ariagno;  Locker Hooking — Pat Jacobson;  Decorative Crocheted Edgings — Jim Kennedy; Embellished Silk Ornaments — Sue Wojciechowski One-hour classes/lectures/demos:  A Journey to Modern Quilting – Joan Cain;  The…

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Cost depends on book or pattern for the year.

Civil War Belles Quilt Gathering

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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2nd Wednesday every other month
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets the 2nd Wednesday every other month from 6:30–8:30 pm: (Jan-March-May-July-Sept-November) Projects vary in this group and are always small. We have used Civil War books and pattern for our projects. Donna gives us a history lesson as well. We also do  show and tell on our projects. Cost varies with the projects chosen for the year, whether it be a book or pattern.

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$5 admission Age 6 and under Free.

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival

May 15 - May 17
Washington County Fairgrounds,
12300 N. 40th St. , Lake Elmo, MN 55042 United States
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Fleece, Fiber and Family at Shepherd’s harvest The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals. Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more. Families always enjoy the sheep and goats in the barn and this year there will be a new Farm Work Stock Dog Trial! There’s a lot of room to picnic–weather permitting! Bring your spinning wheel, your friends, and spin the day away. Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural…

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$38.00 for the year.

Pam Buda’s Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle: Journey Five

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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3rd Saturday every other month
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop,
318 Green Bay Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Meets every other month on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 (January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov) We will be on Journey Five in the lives of Prairie Women. The art of quilting is rich in history. There are women, in untold numbers, who blazed the trail before us, leaving us with quilts and remnants of both fabrics and stories of how they lived, and what quilts meant to them. While the techniques of quilting for today’s quilter can be…

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Great Lakes Fiber Show 2015

May 23 - May 24
Wayne County Fairgrounds,
199 Vanover St, Wooster, OH 44691
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The 20th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show is coming to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio on May 23 & 24, 2015! Getting bigger and better every year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show runs from 10a–5p on Saturday and 10a–4p on Sunday, bringing your favorite vendors and activities for two days of fun.With over 80 vendors signed up to sell their products at the Show, the always-popular workshops are starting to take shape! Take a look at a few reasons to…

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June 2015
$256 Members/$306 Non-members + materials fee

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Bunad Camp

June 6 - June 9
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Each area of Norway has a different bunad (national costume) design. This class is for anyone who wishes to construct their own authentic formal or everyday bunad, or an authentic purse, cap, shawl, belt, or blouse to complete the costume. Sue will have many different fabrics, colors, and ideas to help you start or complete a bunad or accessory. Materials: Must bring your own sewing machine. Location: Class will be held at Luther College Baker Commons with overnight accommodations available.…

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$320 Members/$370 Non-members

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Norwegian boundweaves

June 10 - June 14
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Norwegian boundweaves or ‘Crooked Path’ Weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses, and are rich in design possibilities. Boundweaves are woven on either a cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Weft-faced textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, or wall hangings. This class will focus on krokbragd, a three-shaft point twill and rosebragd, a boundweave on a four-harness rosepath threading. The threading and treadling for…

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Midwest Weavers Conference 2015

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Textile Center,
3000 University Ave SE , Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist! The Weavers Guild of Minnesota invites you to the Midwest Weavers Conference 2015: Urban Fibers with a Minnesota Twist. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas and Textile Center in the Twin Cities. There are pre-conference workshops held at at those two locations June 15 – 17, 2015. The conference is June 18 – 20, 2015. Here is a list of workshops: More Double Weaves on Four – Jennifer Moore…

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July 2015
$256 Members/$306 Non-members + $60 materials fee

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Weaving a Rya

July 18 - July 21
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Weaving a Rya on a Goose-eye Twill background technique Norwegian ryer were used for coverlets and provided protection and warmth at sea for centuries. Borrowing from a rya coverlet design in the Vesterheim collection, you will weave rya on a goose-eye twill background. The rya knots will not show on the non-pile side. Your weaving will be appropriate for a wall hanging or bench cover. Level of instruction: Appropriate for any weaver who has experience warping a floor loom. About…

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$100 for both days

Founders’ Fest Machine Knitting Workshop

July 25 - July 26
Textile Center,
3000 University Ave SE , Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Celebrate machine knitting at Founders’ Fest in the Twin Cities! The Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative hosts a workshop for machine knitting enthusiasts who are interested in taking their machine knitting skills to the next level. This two-day event will be held at the Textile Center of Minnesota on July 25 – 26, 2015. The workshop is set up in a round table format with three exceptional teachers who will share their expertise, answer questions and demonstrate their techniques. There will…

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$256 Members/$306 Non-members + materials fee

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Spinning Wool into Yarn

July 27 - July 30
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Spinning Wool into Yarn Interested in learning about the mysteries that seem to surround spinning? This class will teach you about sheep fleece and how to card it for efficient use. Spinning instruction will start with a handspindle and progress to the spinning wheel. We will concentrate on how and why things work, so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art. Level of Instruction: Non-spinners and spinners welcome. About…

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September 2015
$1 Admission to Marketplace

Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair 2015

September 11 - September 12
Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Event Center,
130625 County Road E, Mitchell, NE 69357 United States
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Interested in taking a mill tour at Brown Sheep Company in Mitchell, Nebraska? You can sign up for a tour at the Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair held on September 11 – 12, 2015.  More info is coming, as this posting is early in the year, but here’s what’s up in Mitchell: Hands-on demonstrations for you to watch and try, a marketplace with 25-30 vendors representing 5 different states, fiber animals and their owners answering questions, a silent auction, music,…

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$192 Members/$242 Non-members + materials fee

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Norwegian pick-up bandweaving

September 17 - September 19
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Pick-up woven bands Historically, pick-up woven bands were used in Norway to tie up baskets of food, to swaddle babies, and as hairbands, apron bands, stocking bands, trim for clothing, and more. In this class you will weave two types of pick-up, each on a different threading, and you will have a variety of patterns from which to choose. The traditional band heddles will be warped for you prior to class. Your finished samples will make nice ribbons or bookmarks.…

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$192 Members/$242 Non-members +materials fee

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Nalbinding

September 18 - September 20
Vesterheim,
502 W Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Nalbinding-a practical fiber art Scandinavians have used the ancient nålbinding technique for hundreds of years to make mittens, strainers, stockings, and a multitude of other useful items. It fits perfectly into contemporary fashion and household uses and its simplicity and portability make it wonderful. Using a single-eyed needle, you will make a pouch, mittens, and various other small items as time permits. Most objects will be made of wool and finished by hand with a traditional fulling treatment. Participation: Youth…

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