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Nalbind a Toothbrush Rug

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


Bring a bit of fabric arts history to life with instructor Donna Kallner as you use nalbinding, a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crocheting, to loop a toothbrush rug. Carbon dating places the oldest known samples at 6500 BC. Originally made of wood or bone, more recent needles were often carved from toothbrush handles. Finnish miner’s wives used nalbinding to knit socks, scarves, mittens and sweaters. Learn a basic nalbinding stitch; then use it and fabric strips to make a small item like a pot holder or flying pet toy. Materials include pre-cut strips and a wooden needle. Bring embroidery scissors and glasses you use for close work. A personal task lamp is optional. Bring a lunch. Prior experience with fiber art is not required.

A minimum of 8 students need to be registered by Saturday, July 6 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To  register for this class, click “Add to Cart” below or phone 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the Refund Policy link at the bottom of the Folk School page.


July 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Folk School


Union Bay Campground
107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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