Online - Beginning Hardanger Embroidery: Hardanger Ornaments (Sold out! Register to join the waiting list!)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online - Beginning Hardanger Embroidery: Hardanger Ornaments (Sold out! Register to join the waiting list!)

Tuesdays, November 9, 16, and 23 (3:00-5:00pm CT) with Shan Rayray

Level of Instruction
Ages 15+. For students ages 15-17, previous stitching experience (i.e. quilting, cross stitch) and adult supervision is required.
$130.00 Members
$145.00 Non-members

Hardangersom is Norwegian drawn work. In this online class, you will learn basic Hardangersom stitches as you make a cute ornament. Instructor Shan Rayray will take you step-by-step through each of the stitches (Kloster blocks/satin stitch, drawn thread work with woven bars, dove’s eyes, and fringe stitch.) Each session will be accompanied by a video tutorial that you can refer to between class sessions as you complete each step. Experience with cross-stitching is helpful, but all are welcome! 

Included in the registration fee is a complete kit of materials shipped to your home (a $40 value!) including needles, embroidery floss, prepared squares of fabric, and Stork embroidery scissors – you'll have everything you need to make two ornaments!

The listed class time includes three Zoom sessions on Tuesdays November 9, 16, and 23 from 3:00-5:00pm CT.

Supplies:  Students will need to provide a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.  

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Enrollment Deadline: October 26, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Shan Rayray

Shan Rayray

Shan Rayray teaches Hardangersom (Hardanger embroidery) for the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University and for her Sons of Norway Lodge in Tacoma, Washington. She has also demonstrated Hardangersom at the Washington State Fair. At a young age, she learned the art in the traditional way from her aunt when she was visiting from Norway. Her aunt spoke only old Norse and no English. Since then Shan has made numerous pieces and provided restorative repair work for others. Shan's work has placed twice at the Washington State Fair.