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Northern Fibers Retreat Featured Speaker : Nancy Bush
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Saturday, February 18 | 7:30pm
FEATURED SPEAKER : Nancy Bush | Warm Hands in the Baltic: Estonian Mittens and Gloves

Nationally renowned knitter Nancy Bush makes her  rst trip to the North Shore as the Featured Speaker for the 7th annual Northern Fiber Retreat. Nancy has spent years studying and teaching the knitting traditions of Estonia, a Baltic nation with many cultural similarities to Scandinavia and a landscape not unlike our own North Shore of Lake Superior. Join Nancy on a visual tour of Estonia to discover some of their interesting, traditional mittens and gloves. Estonia has a knitting tradition that can be dated back to the 1300’s and hand coverings have played an important role, not only for warmth and protection in the Nordic winter, but as part of the traditional rituals of Estonian daily life.

Lecture will be in the Blue Building on the North House Campus, located at 500 W Hwy 61

This event is part of the Northern Fibers Retreat. More information can be found here or here

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