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Creative Fridays: Handmade Cloth Napkins with Warmfolk
October 2, 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30 CESTNOK200
Cloth table napkins add a special touch to mealtimes and is a great alternative to disposable serviettes for every meal. Back in the day, Norwegian families gave personalized napkin rings to each family member. Dinner napkins could be reused rather than washed immediately after each meal. Your handmade dinner napkins can add to the ritual of mealtime and bring back this time honoured practice. There’s just something novel to using cloth napkins for everyday occasions and not limiting its use to fancy functions.
Daisy will guide us through the easy process of making a set of four double-sided napkins. Bring fabric with your favorite pattern or upcycle something special like a well used table cloth that holds meaning to you. A set of four table napkins uses 2 pieces of fabric measuring 2 meters. If bringing your own fabric, make sure both pieces of your woven (not knit) fabrics. If you don’t want to bring your own materials, fabric will be available at the event for NOK200 for 2m of material.
We will have sewing stations ready and looking forward to creating with you.
Max Participants: 8
About WarmFolk & Daisy
WarmFolk quilts and patterns reflect a love of traditional craft and a celebration of modern aesthetics. Daisy Aschehoug created WarmFolk as a way to move her teaching and quilt design forward in the quilting industry, while also pursuing various art quilt endeavors.
Daisy Aschehoug currently lives in Nesodden, Norway. She grew up among sewing machines and fabric, but it wasn’t till her thirties that she finally asked her mother to teach me to sew. Quilting offered an opportunity to combine her new love for sewing with all of the art classes that she’d taken throughout my life. She realized a passion for selecting fabrics to incorporate into traditional and modern quilt patterns.
Daisy has been making quilts since 2010 and designing quilts for magazines since 2016. She is most passionate about the art of modern traditionalism and incorporating curved piecing into utility quilts. She is a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
She has a masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and spent several years in the United States helping federal and state governments work with communities to develop best practices for managing natural resources. Now that she is fully immersed in designing, making, and teaching the art of quilting, she is excited to explore how the resources she uses in her craft can reflect socially and environmentally sustainable practices.