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Needle Felted Gnome

Registration for this program is closed.

Create a jolly felted gnome ready to bring home some holiday joy in this afternoon-long class. Students will follow step-by-step instructions to transform hand dyed wool from instructor Laura Berlage’s own sheep into a felted festive gnome (known in Sweden as a tomte, or in Norway as a nisse) complete with long cap and beard! Students will get tips for shaping a cheerful face as well as hear stories from Laura’s farm and discuss gnomes in Scandinavian culture and beyond. Suitable for all skill levels, ages 14+.

This is a live virtual class taught over Zoom. Students need a strong internet connection and a device with video capabilities.

Kits ($32 value) are included in the class fee. Each kit includes the tools and materials for one student. Kits will be available for pick up at the American Swedish Institute starting December 7, or can be shipped for an additional $10 fee. Registration for this kit-based class closes December 1.