2023-06-23 – Painting with Wool: Dala Horse (Online)



Friday, June 23 (2:00-5:00 pm CT)


Laura Berlage


This is an online class hosted on Zoom.  


Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala horse image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Dala horses have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this class will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating the image in wool. In this class, students will learn how to stretch a felt backing onto an embroidery hoop and keep it tight for ease of use. Then we will learn how to transform the beautiful array of hand dyed roving from the sheep at Laura's farm’s into your own interpretation of the project. Focus will be given to shape creation, colorwork to mimic rosemaling technique, and three-dimensionality. At the end, the instructor will offer suggestions for using or mounting your finished piece. Bring your creative spirit and love of wool!

Please note: It is very important that each student supplies their own embroidery hoop as specified below!


A kit of materials valued at $50 containing two felting needles, craft felt backing with the transferred design, ample wool to make the project such that any color could work in any of the design elements, and a sweet treat from Vesterheim is included in the cost of registration and will be mailed to you.

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: 

In addition to the kit of materials, you will also need the following:

    • Foam work surface (instructor contact can be provided if you need to purchase a foam work surface)
    • 8-inch embroidery hoop (8-inch size is critical)
    • Scissors

An additional optional supply is a needle felting multi-tool, available for purchase from the instructor.

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

Special Instructions:   

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the mailing and email addresses you'd like the kit and 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 address or be prepared to forward the kit and all communications. 

Enrollment Deadline:  

June 9, 2023 

Click here to learn more about instructor Laura Berlage.


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