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Swedish Huck Weaving
September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Swedish Huck Weaving is a fairly simple surface needlework technique that blends surface embroidery with weaving and produces seemingly complex geometric and linear designs on a particular type of fabric. Its origin is unclear, perhaps dating to the 1600s, but it was especially popular during the 1930s–1950s and is now enjoying a resurgence of interest.
In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn its history, various types of fabrics and threads used, how to prepare the cloth and thread, how to weave the fabric using traditional methods, and how and where to select patterns and supplies for future work. Students will go home with a dish towel they’ve embellished from a design provided by the instructor.
Skill level: No experience is needed.
Student Age: 12 years and over.
Supplies needed: The instructor will provide all materials.
Materials fee (included in class fee): $16 per student for the towel blank, needles, pattern, and enough embroidery thread to weave a border.
Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 weeks before the event – 50% refund. Under 3 weeks before the event, no refunds.