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Melba Granlund

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Melba Granlund

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 Introduction to Nålbinding

Introduction to Nålbinding

Nålbinding, or needle binding, is an ancient looping technique that has been practiced in six…
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Feb 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Melba Granlund

Past Courses Offered by Melba Granlund

Braided-In Rug

Rya Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom

Rya Weaving on Tabletop Warp-Weighted Loom

Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

Warp-Weighted Tabletop Loom: Build and Weave