2024-05-16 – Baldishol Bird: Introduction to Tapestry Weaving, Post-Level 2 Skill Builder (Online)



7 Thursdays, May 16-June 27 (5:30-7:30 pm CT) 


Laura Berlage 


This is an online class hosted on Zoom. 


Step back in time with your weaving skills in this immersive deep dive into motifs from the famous Norwegian Baldishol Tapestry. From exploring the diverse world of pointed dovetail joins to the stories, history, iconography, and symbolism of the original, this course is excellent for students who have completed Laura's Intro to Tapestry Level 2 while still being a delight for graduates of Level 3 as well. Learn to look deeply at historic tapestries to unravel the mysteries of what weavers were doing nearly 1000 years ago and see how these same solutions and challenges can play out on your loom today. The colors and size also make this project an excellent visual companion to the piece woven in Laura's Wise and Foolish Virgins class.



This class includes a kit shipped to your home (a $125 value!) with beautifully dyed wool yarn from the instructor’s sheep, bleached linen weft for accents, cartoon, binding and mounting ribbons, decorative hanger, and PDF photo essay with detailed instructions, along with a sweet treat from Vesterheim.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact folkartschool@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Additional Supplies:

Students are responsible for providing their own loom and small supplies as used in Laura's Intro to Tapestry courses, a wool warp (recommend Jaggerspun 2 ply warp, available from Halcyon Yarns), and cotton carpet warp for headers.

Optional: Small sampling loom with additional warp and weft for practicing joins, if desired.

Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.


This class will build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2, and is designed for graduates of Laura Berlage's Level 2 Introduction to Tapestry Weaving class.

Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the mailing and email addresses you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward the kit and all communications. 

Enrollment Deadline: 

April 25, 2024


Click here to learn more about instructor Laura Berlage.

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