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Traudi Bestler

Long Lake, MN
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Traudi has been weaving and creating textile projects for over 40 years. Her prime interest is passing along the history and joy of making fiber art. Traudi studied weaving, spinning, and dyeing at the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota, The Weaving School, and Sievers School of Fiber Arts. She currently teaches weaving and dyeing at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts and has been a workshop presenter for the Weavers Guild of Minnesota in person and via Zoom.

Current Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Teaser image for Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an…
Fri, Oct 25th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 27th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Teaser image for Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment,…
Tue, Jun 25th, 2024  –  Wed, Jun 26th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Teaser image for Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Woven tapestries are said to bring the northern landscape alive through geometric, curved,…
Fri, Jun 28th, 2024  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Past Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Easy Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Kumihimo with Beads

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Tablet Weaving

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom: Spring Scarves

Weft-Faced Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

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