Nålbinding: Cowls for the Cool Times
Celebrate the oncoming winter by nålbinding neckwear. Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbinding techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens. The tools are simple: a single needle with an eye, and yarn that can be felted. In this class, students will learn the Oslo and Korgen stitches and how to nålbind in the round while crafting a custom cowl. We will discuss yarn selection for future projects and fulling methods for finishing. Yarn is not included in the materials fee; students should supply their own.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Students can purchase yarn from the instructor or purchase it ahead of time. Yarn should be 100% wool, bulky, and single-ply. Great options include: Lamb's Pride Bulky (100g/125yds), Noro Hitsuji (100g/110yds), and Alafoss Lopi (100g/109yds).
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.