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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.
March 2 and 9
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

Two sessions:
Mondays, February 4, 11, 25, March 4     10 to noon
Saturdays, March 16, 23, April 6, 13     1 to 3

Hardanger Heart Class 


In the Hardanger Heart class, you will create a small hardanger heart suitable to be used as an ornanment or put in a frame. Stitches used for this project will include kloster blocks, buttonhole stitch, eyelets, woven bars and doves eyes. The finished size will be approximately 3” by 3”.

This class is designed for stitchers with some previous Hardanger experience. Please bring a pair of embroidery scissors with a fine blade and 4” embroidery hoop (optional). We will be using white 22 count hardanger fabric, #22 and #24 tapestry needles, dark red #5 perle cotton and matching #8 perle cotton. A pattern, hardanger reference book, and step-by-step instructions will also be provided. (Please note: the project will be a white heart with red stitching, not the red background as shown.) $25

Saturdays, February 9 & 16     10 to 12      Class Filled

About the instructor..

Rebecca (Becky) Lieser is a life-long needle worker, starting when she was 3 or 4 and her mother taught Becky and her sisters to sew and embroider. She has a B.A. in Home Economics (now called Family and Consumer Science) from the University of Minnesota and taught for 30+ years in the Paynesville, then Cambridge school systems. In the 1980s, she learned the Hardanger technique from Marie Larson. Marie was instrumental in keeping the Hardanger tradition alive at a time when the interest in needlework was declining. Becky has taught in community education programs, for the St. Paul Needleworkers chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and for the Needlework Guild of Minnesota, and now for Ingebretsen's. She lives in Ham Lake with her husband, George.

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 

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