The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

OCTOBER 19th and 20th, 2013
Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 10AM-5PM


Making a true Haapsalu Sall

Friday, October 18, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Nancy Bush

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

2 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description

Making a true Haapsalu Sall; a traditional rectangular shawl from Estonia
The tradition of knitting lace shawls began in Haapsalu, a town on the west coast of Estonia in the early 1800’s. In this class we will study the history and the techniques involved in making shawls as they have been made in Haapsalu for almost 200 years. We will make a miniature rectangular shawl, easily translated to a human size, that incorporates unique stitch patterns and special ways of finishing.

Materials Information

#3 (3.25mm) or #4 (3.50mm)  9“ or 10” lightweight wood or bamboo single point needles, at least 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Students may also want to bring a metal board with magnets for reading and keeping track of their charts.

Workshop Instructor

Nancy found her passion for traditional hand knitting via a degree in Art History and postgraduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisc...read more