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Traudi Bestler

Long Lake, MN
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Traudi has been weaving and creating textile projects for over 30 years. Her prime interest is passing along the history and joy of making fiber art. Traudi studied weaving, spinning, and dyeing at the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota, The Weaving School, and Sievers School of Fiber Arts. She currently teaches weaving and dyeing at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts and has been a workshop presenter for the last 25 years at the MN Federation of Weavers conferences.

Current Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Teaser image for Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an…
Fri, Nov 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Teaser image for Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment,…
Mon, Jul 11th, 2022  –  Tue, Jul 12th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Teaser image for Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Learn a little bit of…
Wed, Sep 28th, 2022  –  Wed, Oct 12th, 2022
6:30-8:30pm CT; September 28, October 5 and 12
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Teaser image for Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Woven tapestries are said to bring the northern landscape alive through geometric, curved,…
Fri, Jul 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 17th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Past Courses Offered by Traudi Bestler

Easy Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Kumihimo with Beads

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Tablet Weaving

Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom: Spring Scarves

Weft-Faced Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom