2023-04-29 – Pick-up Bandweaving with a Bandgrind (Online)



Saturday, April 29 (10:00-11:30 am and 3:00-4:30 pm CT) and Sunday, April 30 (Noon-1:00 pm CT)


Laura Demuth


This is an online class hosted on Zoom.  


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 a pick-up technique using a bandgrind, or band heddle. Students will be provided with all the equipment and materials needed to weave a sample band, including a bandgrind, shuttle, clamp, belt, and yarn. Band weaving is a good introduction to weaving, and students of all skill levels are welcome.



A complete kit of materials shipped to your home (a $60 value) is included in the cost of registration.

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 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 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. 

Enrollment Deadline:  

April 14, 2023 

Click here to learn more about instructor Laura Demuth

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