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To register for a class, call our main store...  612 729 9333  and reserve your place with a credit card. 
If you have questions about a class, please email  classes@ingebretsens.com

Be sure to check the location of the class in which you are interested. 

Unless noted, classes are at our main store, 1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis. 
We also hold classes, especially for cooking, at Norway House, 911 E. Franklin Avenue, 
and at Ingebretsen's av Stockholm, our store in Stockholm, Wisconsin. 
Cancellations must be made one week in advance to receive a refund. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Professor Needlework Classes

 Singlade Balls

Singlade Balls

Kate Sterner will teach you how to make singlade balls, traditional hand-stitched balls made from wool yarn. It's a lovely way to make a toy for a child or a cat, and to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash. This rare handcraft is found in Denmark and southern Sweden. Kate learned from her Danish grandfather and has created a website dedicated to preserving and furthering this craft. Join Kate and have fun keeping a tradition alive. Bring wool yarn and a darning needle. $35

All classes are Saturday mornings from 10 to noon.
May 11 and 18
July 20 and 27
September 14 and 21
November 2 and 9

Beginning Hardanger with Rebecca (Becky) Lieser 

Hardanger embroidery comes from the Hardanger region of southwestern Norway. This form of hand-done openwork, also known as Norwegian Drawn Work, dates back to the 1600s. Traditional designs were stitched with white thread on white linen. Today, this traditional counted-thread needle art is done on cotton hardanger fabric with two sizes of Perle cotton.

At the completion of the Beginning Hardanger class, students will leave with a finished heirloom piece to display on a tabletop or in a frame. Stitches used for this project will include the following: kloster blocks; buttonhole stitch; eyelets; cable stitch; woven bars; dove's eyes

The finished size will be approximately 9” by 9”.

Students will need to bring an embroidery scissors with a fine blade and a 4” embroidery hoop (optional). We will be using 22 count hardanger fabric, #22 and #24 tapestry needles, #5 Perle cotton and matching #8 Perle cotton. A pattern and step-by-step instructions will be provided. It is recommended that students have a reference book, either Beginners Charted Hardanger Embroidery by Meier and Watnemo or Hardanger Basics and Beyond by Janice Love. Four 2-hour classes $50

Saturdays, June 22, July 13, 20, and 27       10 to noon

Next Step Hardanger with Rebecca (Becky) Lieser 

This class is for students who have taken Beginning Hardanger or who are comfortable with the skills learned in that class (see description above). You will create two coasters, approximately 4”x4” in size. The coasters will be stitched on Hardanger cloth with two sizes of Perle cotton thread. The stitches used will include:
kloster blocks
buttonhole stitch
woven bars
dove's eyes
twisted bars
mini spider webs (also known as cross filling stitch)
cable stitch

You will need enough material to create two coasters suitable for framing or to cut out and actually use as coasters! It is recommended that you have a reference book, either Beginning Charted Hardanger Embroidery by Meier and Watnemo or Hardanger Basics and Beyond by Janice Love.

Students will need to bring embroidery scissors with a fine blade and a 4” embroidery hoop (optional).
Four 2-hour classes, $50

Mondays, April 8, 15, 29, and May 6     10 to noon 

Nålbind a Tomte Hat with Renata Fossett

Nalbind Tomte HatNalbind Needle

Renata Fossett will teach you how to make a warm winter hat using the ancient technique of Nålbindning. This class is ideal for beginners, or for intermediate learners who would like to review the basics.

Nålbindning fragments have been found that date back as far as 8500 years ago, well before people began knitting. The practice is still in use, although it is a rare handicraft in modern times. The process creates a sturdy fabric using short pieces of yarn and a single large needle, and has been used to make functional household items and clothing, such as socks, hats, mittens, and bags. (To read more about nålbindning, click here.)

Renata is happy to bring this ancient technique to you and show how to execute the stitches and understand the basics of hat construction and pattern reading.

Materials: You will need a Nålbindning needle (a blunt, large-eyed tapestry needle will work well), and 2 skeins of bulky-weight single-ply yarn (about 200 yards), ideally with a wool content of at least 50% for felted joins. Light or bright colors are best for learning, and bright red is a great color for this particular project. Needles will be provided for use in the class, or can be purchased before class in the store. Two 2-hour classes, $50

Saturdays, April 13 & 27      10 to noon

Nålbind Mittens with Renata Fossett

Nalbind Mittens

Nålbindning is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbindning techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers, and mittens.

Renata will teach you how to make warm mittens with the Oslo and Kent stitches and ornamental braiding. This class is ideal for intermediate learners who would like to expand their nålbindning skills & work on construction with matching pieces. You will use Renata’s pattern for her 2017 Minnesota State Fair blue-ribbon winning mittens.

Materials needed: You will need a nålbindning needle (a blunt, large-eyed tapestry needle will also work) and three skeins of either Lovikka or Alafosslopi. Light or bright color work best on this project. Needles will be provided for class or can be purchased in advance in the store. Two 2-hour classes, $50

Saturdays, September 14 & 28      1 to 3

Needlework Drop-In

Free help with huckweaving, counted cross stitch, and needlepoint!
Don't hide your project in the back of the closet. Bring it, as is, and Carmen Rowland will help you sort it all out and get you back on track. Carmen is a life-long stitcher who is responsible for many of the needlework samples you see in the store. Let her help you fix any problems or simply help you remember what you are doing when you last worked on your project.
If you'd like to learn huckweaving, counted cross stitch, or needlepoint, come and have Carmen help you select materials and teach you the techniques needed. No registration is necessary.
Tuesdays, 3 to 5 pm.  Free