Youth & Family
August 99:00am – 3:00pm
August 910:30am – 11:30am CST
A crayfish party. August is the traditional month for kräftskivor in Sweden, providing one last time for outdoor celebration before the end of summer. At a kräftskiva, you’ll find kräftor (crayfish), party hats and lots of snaps.
När är kräftskivan? 8:e augusti! When is the crayfish party? August 8th!
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
2600 Park Ave
This program is sold out. Please call 612-871-4907 to be added to a waitlist.
This class runs Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 10 am–5 pm both days.
Create a useful small rigid heddle loom and spend a day learning how to use this loom for weaving repp-style bands in this two-day class with Swedish textile artist and woodworker Kerstin Neumüller. On the first day, students will learn about the steps of making a small Nordic style rigid heddle loom, from choosing wood to carefully cutting out the sheds. Each student will carve their very own heddle, no previous woodworking skills necessary, although if time and skill allow, students may add fanciful details inspired by Kerstin’s designs. On the second day, students will return to learn about repp bands, a traditional style of woven band in which warp threads tightly cover the weft threads. Through demonstration and practice, the class will explore their history and use, and how to create patterns through color. Students will practice setting up their looms and start weaving a repp band, with continued discussion of these loom’s many uses and possibilities throughout the rest of the day.
This class welcomes students of all levels, although it is helpful to have past woodworking or weaving experience. All tools and materials are provided by Kerstin from Sweden, and a $75 materials fee is included in class tuition.
Receive our digital newsletter containing all the latest from ASI.
Experience everything ASI has to offer. Includes year-round free admission, a 10% store discount and more!
Your gift ensures that ASI can continue to bring richness to the community and to you.
This is a test, only a test