Spring Ovals Hardangersom with Donna Olson


Stitch in community with Donna Olson and other Hardanger lace enthusiasts, and take your embroidery practice to the next level with this traditional Norwegian technique.

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Date: August 13 & 14, 2022

9 am – 4 pm

Skill Level:  All levels

Class Registration Fee:  Early bird, by July 22, 2022:  $160.00

After July 22, 2022:  $175.00

Stitch in community with other Hardanger lace enthusiasts!  This class will cover techniques of traditional Hardangersom, with the following stitches: klosters, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch, double running stitch, French knots, cable stitch, petal/stars, and cutwork with weaving/lacing.
We will talk and demonstrate design set up and stitching to keep a clean ‘back side’ – starting and stopping threads in the various stitches.

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class):  $27.64

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.

Donna’s portrait photo shows her wearing a Hardanger lace embroidered blouse.