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Sat, Sep 07

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Nordia House

Nature Weaving for Kids

Join us as we enjoy the woods of Nordic Northwest and forage for flowers, grasses, twigs, stems, leaves, bark, and all kinds of colorful natural materials to weave into a rustic loom you make yourself!

Nature Weaving for Kids
Nature Weaving for Kids

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA

About

Great for ages 5 and up.

Cost:

Tickets include materials

Nordic Northwest Members: $35

General Admission: $40

All Youth (18 and Under): $30

Arts For All: $5

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This is a multi-generational workshop! An adult guardian is required for children under the age of 18. Adult guardians do not have to purchase a ticket if they only plan to assist children in the craft. If an adult plans to make their own separate craft, they are required to purchase a ticket.

Come enjoy the woods of Nordic Northwest and forage for colorful natural materials to weave into a loom you build yourself from branches! Weave with flowers, grasses, twigs, stems, leaves, and bark, as well as traditional string, twine, and yarn to make beautiful forest tapestries. It can be refilled over and over with new plants for an ever-changing work of nature art for your garden and home.

Nordic culture has a long tradition of harnessing nature’s bright colors in their art and homes, and spending time outside in nature is so important there is a word for it: friluftsliv (“free-loofs-leaf”), which roughly translates from Norwegian as “open-air-living”.

Your instructor will provide you with step-by-step instruction on how to turn simple sticks and string or yarn into looms, and guide students in foraging and then weaving their plants and and string or yarn on their looms.

All materials and supplies will be provided. Enough materials will be provided for you to make at least two nature weavings, depending on size. You are welcome and encouraged to bring any special materials from home to use in your creations such as favorite yarn, string, or beads.

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