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ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Handcraft at Home: Needle Felting

17 April, 2021


Dala horse needle felt craftLearn how to needle felt in this virtual class where we will make a wearable object! Needle felting is a traditional process that uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. You will make a brooch by needle felting an image onto a piece of fabric that gets mounted on a pin backing. Once you are finished, you can wear your pin on your favorite coat or decorate a special bag! Show off your love for craft and Scandinavia with something cool that you made!

Supplies: The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special folk-art class kit designed for two participants to explore needle-felting. Kit includes all folk-art materials needed, some images as inspiration from the Vesterheim Collection, and a treat.

Special Instructions: This series has been designed to facilitate an intergenerational folk-art experience for an adult and child duo to do together. Because of the specialized folk-art materials in each kit, we recommend this activity for children over the age of eight with adult supervision.

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you’d like the kit shipped to. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient’s mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Note: This program has been designed for families to experience on their own schedules.  There is no live Zoom event and no scheduled class time – your family can participate anytime during the month when it works for your schedule!  Kits are mailed out in time for you to be able to begin your project on May 1. Only one adult should register for the intergenerational family duo.

Don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (aellingsen@vesterheim.org).

Enrollment Deadline: April 17, 2021. Enroll here.


17 April, 2021
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