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Singlade Balls – sensory friendly at Gammelgården Museum of Scandia

September 23, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm $35

This is class is very limited in size so each participant receives personal attention and instruction. Gammelgården also has sensory kits available for adults and youth, if needed.

Learn how to make singlade balls or singlade bollar (traditional hand-stitched balls made from wool yarn). These can be used as a child’s toy or toy for a cat. It’s a great way to use those colorful bits of yarn in your stash.

Archival evidence from museums in Sweden indicates that the craft started around the early 1800s. Singlade bollar have been found in southern Sweden, Denmark, and northern Germany. The craft is likely to have been spread throughout the region via the Baltic Sea trade route.

Kate Sterner learned this handicraft from her Danish grandfather and has created a website dedicated to preserving and furthering this craft. Join Kate and have fun keeping a tradition alive.

Skill level: Beginner.

Student Age: 16 years and over.

Supplies needed: Scissors, a sharp, large-eye, 3-inch darning needle (or purchase one from Kate for $1), and worsted weight, 4-ply wool yarn in as many colors as you want. Kate also will have plenty of colors of yarn from her own stash to use in class.

Note: Students should not expect to complete the project in this time. However, Kate will teach students what they need to complete their Singlade Balls at home. (Normally a ball takes about 6-8 hours to make.)

Class Size: Limited to 4 students.

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September 23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Gammelgården Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073
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