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Traudi Bestler

Long Lake, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Traudi Bestler

Traudi has been weaving and creating textile projects for over 30 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 last 25 years at the MN Federation of Weavers conferences.

Current Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Teaser image for Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Learn a little bit of history about how the braids have been used, then make two different cords which can end up as bracelets or necklaces. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk, ways to design…
Wed, Apr 21st, 2021  –  Wed, May 5th, 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm; Three Wednesday evenings, April 21st, 28th, and May 5th
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Past Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Easy Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Kumihimo with Beads

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Tablet Weaving

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom: Spring Scarves

Weft-Faced Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom