THREE PINES FARM

Three Pines Farm is a 5th generation family farm that is home to a lovely studio space in grandpa's renovated barn. We provide classes and specialty events centered on the arts, cooking, traditional crafts, sustainable living, and various other pursuits.

 

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Sami-Inspired Bracelets with Artist Norma Refsal

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Sami-Inspired Bracelets with Artist Norma Refsal

from 90.00

The Sámi are indigenous people who reside near the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden and the Kola Peninsula in Russia.  Reindeer husbandry is large part of the livelihood of the Sámi people, and it is only they who are allowed to raise reindeer in Sweden.  In this workshop, we will create and complete a bracelet from reindeer leather, naturally shed reindeer antler, and pewter thread, with design inspiration gleaned from the traditional art and craft of the Sámi people.  While based on very old materials and construction techniques, the bracelet tradition was incorporated into the art work of the Sami during the 20th century.  It remains solidly anchored in their art and design and is an appealing project for newcomers into the culture.  

You will leave this workshop with a lovely, unique piece of very wearable jewelry.  We will provide all the tools (other than a thimble or magnification) and materials.  Instructions will also be given on where to purchase materials, so each student can continue independently, if they choose.  Ms. Refsal also carries the materials, and students are free to purchase more from her if desired.  

About Your Educator: 

Norma Refsal studied art metals at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; at Telemark College in Rauland, Norway; and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  Not limited to metal and leather work, however, she also creates with both textiles and wood, drawing inspiration from diverse sources of Nordic design.  Her work has been widely featured and appreciated within the United States and Norway, and she now spends much of her time teaching the arts at various locations across the country.

 

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Registration Fee:  $90.00 per person (Course Fee plus Materials Fee of $35 & Applicable Taxes)

Lunch:  You may bring your own, or you have the option of purchasing a farm fresh lunch from Three Pines Farm for $15 per person.  This includes a vegetarian main entree, 2 sides, and homemade ice cream for dessert.  The tentative menu is Pasta with Caramelized Fennel Puree and Fresh Basil, Slow Cooked Christmas Lima Beans (a personal favorite!), Freshly Baked Homemade Bread, Creamy Gingered Carrot Soup, and our famous Homemade Caramel Ice Cream.  Coffee or Tea included. 

Special Notes:  The construction involves very close, detailed work, sewing with fine, clear nylon thread, artificial sinew, and both a leather needle and a traditional sewing needle.  Be sure to bring your eye-glasses or extra magnification if you feel this would help.  Please bring a thimble, as sewing on leather can be hard on fingertips.

 

Please register by April 15, 2017.  If the class minimum is not met, a refund may be issued in lieu of this class offering.  You will be alerted shortly after the registration deadline if a refund is being issued.  Not eligible for the Cedar Falls Food Co-op discount. 

 

Cancellations occurring after April 15th, 2017 will be subject to forfeiture of registration costs.

 

 

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