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ONLINE: Virtual Hardanger Embroidery Class: The Basics of Hardanger Embroidery

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Sons of Norway District 5 Cultural Committee has arranged a special Hardanger embroidery virtual class with well-known Stoughton, WI, area teacher, Donna Olson. Donna became interested in Hardanger embroidery in the early 1970s when she and her husband moved to Stoughton, WI.  She learned the craft from descendants of Norwegian immigrants who were preserving the tradition of their families. Donna has continued to maintain and celebrate the Hardanger tradition through her teaching, first in the community, then at Madison Area Technical College where she now teaches virtually. She also has taught at seminars for the national Embroidery Guild of America.  That organization honored her last March with a feature article about her Hardanger embroidery work in their magazine.

Whether you are just beginning to do Hardanger embroidery or have a piece started that just never got finished, this class is for you. The class is all about technique, whether on the class project or your own project. The class project is Pattern 750 Small Treasures. It consists of four 6” x 6” doilies of different designs.

In this class you will work through thread count stitching issues, beginning/ending threads, clean back side of doily, various flower styles, weaving/lacing styles and more! Working together online face-to-face is a challenge yet showing your work to others and getting the feedback is great.

Thursdays, March 4–April 8, 2021 (six weeks), 6:30pm to 8:00pm CST

Registration form can be found here. Register by February 25.


Sons of Norway District 5
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