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Weaving a Scandinavian Roots Sampler

This class runs Tuesdays, September 24-October 29, 6-9 pm each session.

Try out a variety of Scandinavian weaving techniques over six evening sessions with local weaver Melba Granlund. Working on a small tabletop tapestry loom with cotton warp and wool yarn in beautiful colors, students will create a sampler with a variety of Swedish and Norwegian patterns popular in both countries. Lectures and demos will walk students through each patterns’ techniques, history, and typical applications. By the end of class, students will have a sampler suitable for use as a wall hanging, small purse, or pillow cover. Images from the ASI collections, the instructors personal collection, and viewing of the fall exhibition Karin Larsson: Let the Hand Be Seen will supplement class.

Looms are provided; a $15 deposit is included in the class fee and refunded at the end of class. Alternatively, bring your own tabletop tapestry style loom to the first class and receive the deposit back immediately; please share the loom dimensions with ASI after registration to confirm the size and type is appropriate. A $50 materials fee is due to instructor Melba Granlund in class to cover all materials, including Swedish and Norwegian wool yarn and patterns. This is an multi-level weaving class appropriate for novices all the way through intermediate weavers looking to explore new techniques. Suitable for ages 16+.