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Carol Colburn

Duluth, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Carol Colburn
Carol teaches sewing workshops at North House that incorporate traditional Scandinavian textile traditions along with contemporary craft. Through her travels, she has found inspiration in everyday as well as the festive textile and clothing traditions of Scandinavia. Her numerous publications discuss the design, techniques, and meanings behind Norwegian folk textiles, including clothing and household items. She taught period clothing design, pattern making, and sewing in universities before she began teaching focused heritage sewing workshops at Vesaas Farm Studio in Telemark, Norway, Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, and at North House. Students in her sewing workshops are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments that are ultimately practical for the northern climate.

Current Courses Offered by Carol Colburn

2 days
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Patterning Techniques: Make a Sewing Pattern from a Favorite Garment

Bring a garment that you love - or cannot live without. You will not have to take it apart! You will learn to make a pattern that duplicates the cut, and even adds features such as more pockets or design details. Three techniques for copying patterns from existing garments will…
Sat, Jun 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 1st, 2018
Instructor: Carol Colburn

Past Courses Offered by Carol Colburn

Blanket Coat: Techniques for Making Your Own Warm Wool Blanket Coat

History to Handcraft: Highlight on Fiber Arts

Nature's Insulator: Sew Your Own Wool Blanket Shirt

Northland College: Sew Your Own Workshirt

Sew Your Own: Scandinavian Work Shirt