2023-02-04 – Card Weaving (Online)
Saturday, February 4 (10:00-11:30 am and 3:00-4:30 pm CT) and Sunday, February 5 (Noon-1:00pm CT)
This is an online class hosted on Zoom.
Join Vesterheim Gold Medalist Laura Demuth and explore not only a popular traditional Scandinavian handcraft but also a popular cultural folk-art form practiced across the globe in varied textile traditions. The woven band played an important role in traditional Norwegian clothing. Bands were used to close or support clothing in ways that we now use buttons, zippers, snaps, or Velcro. They also added beauty and interest to an item of clothing while identifying a person as coming from a particular area of Norway. Today, bands can be used as bookmarks, belts, lanyards, bag closures, and handles. In this class, we will focus on card weaving. Students will be provided with all the equipment and materials needed to weave a sample band, including assorted cards, a clamp, belt, and yarn. Students of all skill levels are welcome.
A complete kit of supplies with all the equipment and materials needed to weave a sample band, including assorted cards, a clamp, belt, and yarn ($45 value) is included in the cost of enrollment. You will need a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact email@example.com when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.
When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address 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 email address or be prepared to forward all communications.
January 20, 2023
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