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Blue Ribbon Rug

Repeat Work Study volunteer and student Kelly has won first place at the Minnesota State Fair with her Punch-Needle Rug depicting North House's schooner Hjørdis!

Posted on August 25, 2022

The rug was inspired by the cover design of North House's Summer Events and Activities Guide. The rug will be on display for in the Arts building at the State Fair in St. Paul.

If you're visiting the Great Minnesota Get Together, be sure to stop by the Creative Activities Building and check out this remarkable envisioning of Hjørdis, our trusty schooner.  Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Kelly! ⁠

Kelly learned to punch needle rug hook with instructor Laura Berlage during Fiber Week 2020. During COVID she continued to study and has found her to be an incredible instructor who brings out the best in her students.