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Sew and decorate a sheep skin in the ancient Scandinavian tradition

Instructor: Anette Skoog D.V.M.

Skinnfell is the ancient Scandinavian art of sewing and decorating sheep skins to make blankets. They were used on beds and on horse-drawn sleighs and anywhere else that people needed to stay warm. In modern times, their beautiful decorative patterns create a luxurious interior design item that can be personalized to make a perfect wedding or birthday gift.

During this 3-day class, students will learn the full process of making Scandinavian skinnfells including hand-sewing and decorating with wood-block printed patterns. Anette will explain the history of skinnfell, how to select the right sheepskin, hand-sewing techniques and wood block printing. This is a hands-on class. You will leave with your own, beautifully decorated, skinnfell

Experience Level:  No experience necessary

What to bring: Students should bring their own sharp, short scissors, a thimble, quilt ruler (24″ x 6″) and a notebook

Class Fee: $475

Class Size: Limited to 12

About Your Instructor:  Anette Skoog D.V.M. is a Gotland Sheep Breeder, Scandinavian skinnfell maker and fiber artist. She learned to make skinfells and other leather crafts from sheepskins while living in Sweden, her country of origin. Her fiber art work has won several awards including at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, 2017. She has worked with furniture and fashion designers to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces made of Gotland sheep pelts. Anette teaches classes for students interested in learning more about the possibilities of using sheepskin a a unique fabric. You can find Anette at Skoog’s Sheep & Cattle Company

Member Discount: Twisted Strait Fibers members will receive a 10% discount off the event price.


Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite at: Create a Skinnfell