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Sámi-Inspired Embroidery

Course Overview

For centuries, the circumpolar people have embroidered pewter thread onto wool and leather to embellish clothing, bags, jewelry and other small objects. Learn this technique and develop your own designs with instructor Norma Refsal, who has traveled extensively in Scandinavia and draws inspiration from the Sámi people and their designs. After practicing basic techniques in a small sampler, students will make a pendant or a cuff-style bracelet. Students will leave with skills, patterns and resources for materials to continue this craft at home. This work requires good eyesight. If you need magnification, be sure to bring it with you.


Sat, Feb 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 1st, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Tuition: $225.00
Materials fee: $55.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Nearly all required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

  • Please bring a thimble that you are comfortable using.
  • This work requires good eyesight. If you need personal magnification (readers or an opti-visor), please bring it along.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.