Folk Arts Classes

Upcoming Classes

Join local farmer/crafter Heidi Eger to make 3 very special julepynt (Christmas ornaments) for your juletre!
Skinnfell is an ancient Nordic sheepskin coverlet, made of multiple hides pieced together by knife-tip style needles and decorated with symbolic block-print stamping and repeated motifs.
Our instructor will guide us through this historic cultural art form and lead us into the sewing, stamping, and finishing processes.
Cost: $35 covers materials and instruction. You will leave with three culturally significant works of art that turn heads and get the stories flowing.
Bring: Your own thimble. BYOB, snacks!
All other materials will be supplied.
Register soon by calling Giants: 507-498-5070 or through our website or Facebook page.

Click here to register: Register Today!

For more information about our local cultural project guide Heidi Eger, check out Radicle Heart Farms online!

Past Classes

Learn traditional Norwegian needlework, starting April 29th, from two local sisters, Rachel Mattson and Amanda Rud.

In the first session, you will learn the basic satin stitch and the buttonhole stitch. The second session is a freebie and will happen during our regularly scheduled craft night and is for those who get stuck from the previous session in order to get back on track or get extra help. In the third session, you will learn how to make eyelets and the cable stitch. In the last session, we will be cutting and finishing the project.

Students will come away from the confidence to go home and buy themselves a book to work out of.

If a student is in need of a magnifying glass to see up close they are responsible for providing their own.

This class is limited to only 10 students so register soon.

Class Fee: $65/student

Registration Deadline: April 25

Age Limit: 20 and up or by instructor approval

Goal: For students to finish their projects and temporarily loan their pieces to Giants for our local folk arts exhibit for the month of May! This exhibit will focus on Scandinavian items of all shapes, sizes and types that came from old world customs of our Norwegian Ridge settlers.

See this beautiful and delicate work, made by your friends and relatives during Syttende Mai week and beyond.

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