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Virtual Nordic Handcraft Workshop: Posament Bracelets with Liz Bucheit

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Learn how to make elegant posament bracelets, which have been found in Viking burial sites, by braiding pewter thread and sewing it to a soft leather strip. “Posament” refers to knotting and braiding wire into ornaments used to decorate textiles. Students will practice creating either a “Josephine” or triangular series of braided knots on nylon cord before class, then join jewelry instructor Liz Bucheit over Zoom to construct a length of knots with coiled pewter thread and sew the finished braid to a softened leather strip to fashion a bracelet. A pewter button provides the finishing touch.

This is a live virtual class taught over Zoom with supplementary video tutorials. Students need a strong internet connection and a device with video capabilities. This class works from 10 a.m. – noon and 1-3 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch.

Kits ($110 value) are included in the class fee. Each kit includes nylon cord for practice, all bracelet materials (including reindeer leather, pewter thread and pewter button), needles, crochet hook and reusable clamp. Students must also provide a pair of scissors, measuring tape or ruler, rubber cement or tacky glue, toothpicks for applying glue, and thimble or reading glasses if you use them! Kits will be available for pick up at the American Swedish Institute April 15-18, or can be shipped for an additional $5 fee. Registration for kit-based classes closes on April 9. 

$165 ASI members / $175 non-members

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