Sandpiper Nalbinding Class with Instructor Nan Crofoot
4217 Lake St.
Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5936
Nalbinding, or Needle Stitching predates knitting and crocheting dating back to 6500 b.c.. Nalbinding is a word of Scandinavian origin adopted by those in textile circles to describe a specific technique of making fabric.This fabric has a looped structure made with a single-eyed wooden needle and a length of thread. The most common nalbinding items created were mittens, socks, milk strainers, hats, scarves, blankets, and rugs. Nalbinding mittens were favored by foresters and fishermen for their warmth and rugged durability.
The classes will be taught by the very talented Nan Crofoot. Back-up weather dates - January 20th and 21st. Call 269-465-5936 for a reservation by December 28 - maximum 6 students. Cost is $75 with a $30 deposit. 100 yards of chunky or bulky non-superwash wool yarn ( something that the label would list as 3-3.5 sts. per inch when knitted up required). A lighter color is best, so sts. can be more easily identified for the beginner. Yarn may purchase at the Sandpiper or bring your own.