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Workshop: Swedish Toothbrush Rugs

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Learn about the unique Scandinavian American tradition of toothbrush rugs, which combines very old nålbinding techniques with a modern tool—sturdy toothbrush handles—to create hardwearing rugs out of fabric scraps. In the American tradition, the traditional nålbinding stitch has been simplified, making it easier and quicker to learn. Students will practice both the traditional basic nålbinding stitch and the simplified version with textile artist Melba Granlund, and then set to work on creating a round rug with the stitch of their choice. Students are invited to bring their own fabric to start a rug that will fit into their home.

An additional $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.