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Beginning Nålbinding

This program is sold out. Please call 612-871-4907 to be added to a waitlist.

This class meets at ASI on Tuesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, 6–9 pm each session.

Learn the folk art tradition of nålbinding using a handcrafted wooden needle and a continuous strand of wool yarn. Often called “Viking knitting,” this looping technique predates both knitting and crocheting and was developed in multiple places around the world at least 3,000 years ago. Scandinavians long used wool yarn and nålbinding techniques to produce sturdy, warm garments such as socks, mittens, and hats. In this class, students will continue in that Scandinavian tradition and learn basic nålbinding stitches to begin a hat. Instructor Melba Granlund will provide practice yarn and a wooden needle to get students started with a new hobby that will keep their hands busy for the rest of the winter!

A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class for handouts, a handmade nålbinding needle, and practice yarn. Students also need to bring their own yarn for their final project—guidelines are provided upon registration. Students are welcome to bring dinner with them to class each week.