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Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

Course Overview

In Scandinavia, fringes from yarn were traditionally used to embellish the edges of mittens, of woven textiles like tablecloths or wall hangings, or pillows. Students will learn three different techniques hands-on: one using a stick and playing-card-sized heddle with one slot and two holes; a two-person technique winding fringe on a stick; and a looping-style technique using a two-pronged, long-tined “fork.” Dense fringes can be clipped and formed into kavelfrans, a Swedish word for a fuzzy-worm-like fringe. Not only will students create a pillow with a graphic kavelfrans design, they will leave with samples and ideas for many more projects. Inspiration will be gained through a slide presentation and discussion of traditional objects, as well as liberal experimentation during class. Knitters, weavers, and other fiber enthusiasts will enjoy adding these techniques to their textile toolboxes. No experience required.


Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $190.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($40-$60)


You will need the following tools for this class:

portable sewing machine (if possible)

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.