Are you curious about sheep, the fleece that grows on their backs, and how wool is transformed into cloth? If so, this class is for you. We will visit a flock of sheep, explore various ways to create braids and bands, and learn to knit and weave. This class is supported by The American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production, from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom. Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah, Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career. Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques, and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She has taught classes in traditional Scandinavian weave structures at Vesterheim and John C. Campbell Folk School.