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Melba Granlund

Minneapolis, MN
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Melba Granlund has been living and breathing folk traditions since childhood. With a focus on traditional techniques, she has studied many forms of textile handcrafts, receiving both formal and informal instruction in the US as well as in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Her teaching philosophy encompasses not only the techniques, but also the historical and cultural context in which they were developed. Melba strives to instill an appreciation of the beauty and uniqueness of Scandinavian handcraft traditions in her students so these skills and techniques are not lost or forgotten.

Current Courses Offered by Melba Granlund

Teaser image for Braided-In Rug

Braided-In Rug

Nothing says “country” more than a braided rug.  Making a braided rug that…
Sun, Jul 10th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Melba Granlund
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Rya Weaving on Tabletop Warp-Weighted Loom

The rya-style weaving technique can be found in many parts of the world. The knots made when weaving…
Fri, Aug 5th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 7th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Melba Granlund
Teaser image for Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

Toothbrush rugs are attributed to Swedish immigrants who brought this somewhat obscure tradition…
Sat, Jul 9th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Melba Granlund

Past Courses Offered by Melba Granlund

Rya Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom

Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

Warp-Weighted Tabletop Loom: Build and Weave