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Thrum Mittens: North American Knitting Traditions

Course Overview

Picture a traditional Norwegian mitten…an intricate design with snowflakes & figures probably comes to mind. Picture a thrum mitten…a what? Many people are familiar with the look of northern European knitting traditions, but few have heard of the thrum mitten. One of the few knitted items that was developed in North America, the thrum mitten comes from a very cold place: eastern Canada. Thrum mittens are of a basic construction, but by adding unspun wool (roving), the knitter creates a very warm, lined mitten with an interesting design. This workshop will spend the day learning the basics of the thrum and creating the distinctive look. Needles, yarn and roving are provided.


Fri, Oct 20th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $105.00
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

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

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.