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6 February Pine needle binding – Bilda Nord, Umeå
Binding items from pine needles is an ancient craft that uses the same coiling technique that can be used for making baskets of many different materials! Learn the basics of coiling with pine needles on this evening.
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7, 14, 21, 28 februari Needle binding for beginners – Hemslöjdföreningen, Umeå
Learn how to needle bind for example mittens or socks in four sessions!
Needle binding (nålbindning) is an ancient technique that is excellent for durable garments. With the help of just a large needle, you knot yarn, giving you all the freedom to create exactly what you want. During the course, you learn to set up a project of your choice in different ways and with different stitches. Everything you need to know to create hats, mittens, scarves and much more!
No prior knowledge is needed. Needle can be borrowed or bought on site.
More info and registration TBA.

2 March Card weaving for beginners – Bilda Nord, Umeå
Cardweaving is an old way of weaving band that requires only simple tools and offers a lot of freedom. During this course you’ll learn to make your own bands. Make your own tiles and learn to weave simple patterns in two colors.
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11 april Textile evening: Band, Band, Band – Hemslöjdföreningen Umeå
Brickband, ‘bandgrind’, friendship bracelets… Everything and anything that has to do with weaving or knotting band!
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18 april Pine needle binding – Bilda Nord, Umeå
Binding items from pine needles is an ancient craft that uses the same coiling technique that can be used for making baskets of many different materials! Learn the basics of coiling with pine needles on this evening.
More info and registration TBA

21 juli Åstödagen Market– Åstön
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4-11 augusti Växtfärgning på Medeltidsveckan – Kapitelhusgården, Visby
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11 augusti Garnkalas – LIMMO DESIGN, Brån
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Date TBA Tribute to stinging nettles – place TBA
Stinging nettle is easily the most underrated plant when it comes to useful plants. You can make rope, twine, plant-bacon and much more. Curious? Learn all you can about the amazing plant!

Date TBA Ropes, mats, baskets and where the imagination goes – place TBA
Learn everything possible about collecting plants to easily tie baskets, twine rope or whatever you need in the garden or home. Completely renewable and (almost) free!

Date TBA Plant dyes and Promenades – Place TBA
We meet up and go for a walk in the surrounding nature, where you learn about different plants that can be used for plant dyeing and how to think about a round collection of wild plants. During the walk (about 1 hour) we will collect some different plants. Back at Sjungaregården we will dye different types of textiles using different techniques. At the end off the day, hopefully you’ll be inspired by the possibilities that are around us!