Hardanger Embroidered Holiday Ornaments with Donna Olson


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Date: November 14, 2020

9 am – 4 pm

Skill Level:  Previous handwork experience helpful, but not necessary

Class Registration Fee:  Early bird, by October 23, 2020:  $80.00

After October 23, 2020:  $90.00

For your heritage holiday decorations!  Classic Hardanger embroidery is stitched on white cotton or linen fabric with white thread of cotton or linen. The design set up is made up of blocks of stitches perfectly aligned so areas of threads can be removed to change the fabric into lace with varying styles of intricate design within. Satin stitched stars or roses compliment the dark open work areas. Pulled stitches give texture.

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class):  $14.75 

Students should bring: fine embroidery scissors.  Magnification and lighting optional.

Donna M. Olson received an education teaching degree from Hamline University, St.Paul, MN and taught at Iowa State University for 5 years before moving to Stoughton, WI., a Norwegian community. Since then, EGA chapters and local embroidery stores in southern WI have used her teaching and design skills in needlepoint and embroidery workshops.
Donna M. Olson is a designer/embroiderer/instructor of the classic Norwegian embroidery which reached its well known style in the late 1800s. Donna learned Hardangersom from the Norwegian women in Stoughton and followed up with classes through EGA. From 1972 she has lead ongoing classes in needlepoint embroidery and Hardangersom through the Madison Area Technical College. Since 1991 her workshops have been exclusively Hardangersom. Her business, Satin Stitches, of charted traditional and contemporary Hardangersom designs, was begun in 1999 after a great deal of encouragement from her students.

Registration includes your lunch, and one free admission to Saturday night’s Healthy Hoedown.