Nålbinding: Cowls for the Cool Times
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.