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Nålbinding: Cowls for the Cool Times

Course Overview

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.

Dates

Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $99.00
Includes materials fee of $14.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

single-ply yarn

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).

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Waiting List

This course is full.

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