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Workshop: Beginning Nålbinding

This class meets Wednesdays, February 1, 8 and, 15, 1:30-4:30 pm each session.

Learn the folk art tradition of nålbinding using a handcrafted wooden needle and 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, you will continue in that Scandinavian tradition and learn basic nålbinding stitches to begin a hat. Your instructor, Melba Granlund, will provide practice yarn and a wooden needle to get you started with a new hobby that will keep your 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 provided upon registration.