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Get Started Nålbinding

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Try out nålbinding, an old textile tradition that has roots around the world but has been especially well preserved in Scandinavia! Sometimes called “Viking knitting,” nålbinding uses only a simple needle and short strands of yarn to create a fabric. In Scandinavia, this was used to create sturdy socks, mittens, and hats, but this looping technique also independently arose in other places and was used for everything from garments to fishing nets! In this short intro class, students will make their own bone nålbinding needle, learn a little about the history of nålbinding, and practice some basic stitches to start a bracelet or armband. You’ll leave with everything you need to continue this craft at home! This is an excellent workshop for anyone looking to explore the cross-over of toolmaking, textiles, and ancient history.

A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. This class welcomes ages 11+.