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Saami-Inspired Embroidery for Embellishment

Course Overview

For centuries, the circum-polar 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 Saami 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.


Fri, Oct 12th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 13th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 1½ days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $180.00
Includes materials fee of $55.00


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.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.