“Small Wonders” with Donna Olson


Create this small treasure, learning classic Hardangersom in the process.

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Date: October 9, 2021

9 am – 4 pm

Skill Level:  Previous handwork experience helpful, but not necessary

Class Registration Fee: 

Early bird, by September 17, 2021:  $80.00

After September 17, 2021:  $90.00

In this class, students will produce classic Hardanger embroidery designs which will feature many variations of cutwork and framing stitches.  Upon completion, the stitched piece will be mounted in a 4″ x 6″ frame.

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.