Once the basic chain and turn are learned in nålbinding, the next real step is to be able to design and make patterns. In this class you will work on design and creation by focusing on hats. From top to bottom and bottom to top, deciding to cover the ears or not, we will sample, design, measure, decorate, and record. You will gain confidence in working independently and creating your own nålbinding products. There will be a materials fee.
Kate Martinson is Professor Emerita of Art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, followed by a M.F.A. at University of Alabama. She began her teaching career at Luther in 1977 and taught classes in weaving, bookmaking, and art education. Kate is an enthusiastic supporter of Vesterheim. She has served on the Vesterheim Board of Trustees and has been a Board officer. She has taught spinning and other textile-related classes throughout the United States and in Norway at Rauland Academy. Kate is known for introducing nålbinding to many American fiber artists.