Traditional Icelandic Embroidery 101 

w/ Justin Allan-Spencer  
Folk School 
Mar
24
Mar
-31
Class
Folk School

Traditional Icelandic Embroidery 101 

w/ Justin Allan-Spencer

1-4pm

Note: participants should plan to attend both sessions

In this intensive two-session, two-week class, students will learn six traditional Icelandic counted-thread embroidery techniques and will create a spectacular sampler showcasing eye-catching motifs and designs from 17th to 19th Century manuscripts.

This class is geared towards beginning-level students and includes in-depth hands-on assistance. Students should have completed the Cross Stitch 101 workshop or have a foundational understanding of basic cross stitch / embroidery materials and techniques. Additional support is available at the monthly Nordic Museum Knit Cafe, which takes place the first Sunday of every month. Class size is limited to 15 and attendees are expected to attend both sessions.

About the instructor: Justin Allan-Spencer comes from a family of accomplished needle-workers; both his mother and grandmother have created sizable collections utilizing a variety of techniques. Justin has been practicing embroidery for over thirty years. In 2014, he started to recreate the 1000+ traditional patterns collected in the Íslensk Sjónabók (Icelandic Pattern Book). More information can be found at: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/sjonabok

Class sizes are limited and registration is required, so please register in advance. Courses will be cancelled with a full refund if minimum enrollment is not met. Please contact Michael King, Adult Education Coordinator, for additional information at 206-789-5707, ext 7037 or [email protected].

The fee for this class will help to support the programs of the Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association. For more information, visit srsca.org.

Approximate materials cost: $25-$30 Supply list is available here: http://www.justinallan.com/Supplies_List_101.pdf

Cost: $40 for Members; $45 general admission

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