Classes List

Teaching and sharing are a passion for me. I've had the privilege of teaching many different subjects (from nalbinding and sashiko to Lego robotics).  Some of the places I've taught are

  • North Country Fiber Fair since 2010, 
  • Fiber Day for Crossthreads Fiber Guild in Sioux Falls, SD 
  • Green Camel Gathering in Tyler, MN
  • Prairie Fiber Arts Guild in Moorhead, MN
  • Athena Fibers yarn shop in Sioux Falls, SD

Classes I currently teach are listed below.  More nalbinding classes are in the works.

Contact me for a proposal.

Nalbinding Classes

Beginning Nalbinding


You will learn about historical finds that contained nalbinding and how to do one of the simplest stitches, called the Oslo stitch. With the stitch you’ll learn how to turn, work in the round, increase, and decrease. Our project will be a mini tote bag.

Length of Class:  3 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  1 to 5



You will learn how to make flat topped traditional style Finnish nalbound mittens with the Finnish stitch. We’ll also look at nalbound mittens in Scandinavian history.  This is a good class for those who have already been introduced to Nalbinding.

Length of Class:  4 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  1 to 5



You will learn how to make a custom fit nalbound hat in the Rådmansö stitch.  The Rådmansö stitch is a fun one with a different construction than the Oslo and Finnish stitches that we've used in my previous classes. This is a good class for those who have already been introduced to Nalbinding.

Length of Class:  4 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  1 to 5



You will work with 3 different stitches - the Danish, Oslo and Finnish stitches (more if we have time). This is a good class for those who have already been introduced to Nalbinding.

Length of Class:  3 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  1 to 5


Karman Vortex Nalbound Scarf



In this class you will learn a new technique in nalbinding invented by the teacher, called ‘open structure work’. You’ll use the Finnish stitch to create an open, airy, structured scarf that mimics the shape of the beautiful swirls found in clouds as they hit a tall mountain or island. This is a good class for those who have already been introduced to Nalbinding. Knowledge of at least one nalbinding stitch with a loop or more over the thumb and one or more picked up behind is required.

Length of Class:  4 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  1 to 5



Dye Classes

Dye Color Theory Many Colors from a Few Dyes

Lecture portion: We'll talk about modern color theory (CMYK and RGB) and
why red, yellow and blue don't always make the best primaries for dyes. Then we'll talk about
ways to approach getting the colors you want with a very limited number of dyes.

Activity portion: Class will be divided up into groups. Each group will dye a gradient of colors
and make enough samples for the entire class. You'll walk out with a rainbow of dye samples
and the recipes.

Length of Class:  2 hrs.

Min/Max # of participants:  5 to 20


Sashiko Classes



Sashiko is a quilting and embroidery technique from Japan.  It’s a running stitch that was historically used to mend and reinforce garments and textiles.  Today it’s used for decorative purposes.  It is simple to learn the beginning technique and you’ll enjoy the beautiful traditional patterns too!  The class will learn the stitch, start a sampler and learn about the history of sashiko.


Length of Class:  2 hrs. 


Min/Max # of participants:  3 to 10





Note, I am open to suggestions for customized classes. Please contact me if you're interested.



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