Skinnfell Class, Eugene, OR June 2020

Learn how to make Scandinavian Skinnfells

(traditional sheepskin coverlets)

Join us for this 2-day class in Eugene, Oregon.

When: Fri-Sat June 19th – 20th 2020 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Appletree Farm, 85488 Appletree Ct, Eugene, Oregon 97405

Instructor: Anette Skoog D.V.M, Skinnfell / Fiber artist & Gotland Sheep Breeder.

Students will learn all basic skills needed to complete their own skinnfell from start to finish. We work with tanned, washable sheepskins of your choice.

Class topics:

History

Basic stitches and seams for hand-sewing

Equipment

Sheepskins – quality & selection

12-step method for making skinnfells – theory & practice

Participants should bring their own thimble(s), quilt ruler (24”x6”) and a notebook.

Class / Registration fee: $150

Materials fee: $ 350 (incl. 2 Gotland Sheepskins) or $ 200 (incl 2 white, black or brown sheepskins).

Material for making a 2-sheepskin coverlet

- Sheepskins

- Thread

- Needles

Students have access to textile dye, wood blocks for printing during class hours.

Lunch Saturday – Sunday for an extra fee paid at the venue. Complimentary snacks, drinks and coffee will be available.

Registration on-line: https://www.skoogssheepandcattle.com/registration

Registration fee: $150

Registration dead-line: March 31st

Late registration: $170 - April 1st – 10th

About your instructor:

Anette Skoog is a D.V.M, Gotland Sheep Breeder, Scandinavian skinnfell maker and fiber artist.

She works with sheepskin and veg-tanned leather to create both wearable and decorative items. Learning the handcraft techniques in her country of origin, Sweden, she found it important to preserve and use the old hand-sewing and wood block printing techniques to get the right finish. Her signature work, large sheepskin coverlets with printed and painted patterns are all inspired by the Scandinavian tradition.

Anette has shown her work and won awards in judged fine art & craft exhibitions around the United States, including the American Craft Council show, Baltimore, Winter Park Art Festival, Florida and One of A Kind, Chicago. She has worked with furniture and fashion designers, to create interior design and wearable one-of-a-kind pieces made of Gotland pelts. Her interest for sheep, wool and handcraft has brought her to many locations around U.S.A with an increasing number of classes held each year. Anette enjoys teaching new skills to others and brings passion and enthusiasm for traditional handcraft to her students.

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