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Nisse Gnome Ornament Workshop

November 23, 2024

 11 am

Nordia House




Nisse go by many names from all of the Nordic countries including tomte, tonttu, and tufte. The story is a tale as old as time! Their name comes from the Old Norse word niðsi meaning “dear little relative,”. Tradition says that they live in houses, barns, and farms and act as quite the little guardians. In modern times you can find them all over the world as a representative of Christmas. You can always recognize them by their long beard, hat, and big nose.

Learn to weave your own gnome ornament for your home. In this workshop you will learn how to do a little wet felting to create a cute little gnome nose and then we will warp a circular loom together to create a woven gnome ornament. Walk away from this class with a completed gnome ornament ready to give to others or keep for yourself.


About your instructor, Rachael Grow

Rachael Grow has been a formal instructor since 2019, but she has been sharing her “how to” tips with friends and family members for years. Her passion for fiber arts started when she was 6 years old, that’s when her mother taught her to crochet. From there it was love at first stitch and Rachael pursued learning as many different fiber arts as possible. She has a passion for art yarns and loves to create projects with handmade yarns, especially small weavings. When Rachael isn’t frolicking with fiber she is playing with her family in Portland, Oregon.


You can find Rachael’s Etsy here:


Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.


Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email to arrange further assistance.

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