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Ladies Night = Gnome Night!

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Ladies Night = Gnome Night!  *SOLD OUT*

This event is sold out but if you would still like to make a sewn Tomte gnome, we are offering a daytime gnome making class on on Friday January 26th at 3pm.  This class is offered to adults and children are welcome to attend with an adult.  This is an early release day for the Riverview School District.  Kids 12 and older can be dropped off if they can follow basic sewing instructions.

Sign up on the event page. http://northwestartcenter.org/artclass/gnome-making-workshop/


Spend a relaxing & fun evening creating your very own Nordic Tomte/Nisse Gnome.


Back by popular demand!  You will be guided through the steps involved in creating a Nordic gnome to take home with you at the end of the evening.

Each ticket provides you with instruction & materials to complete one gnome.  You will have time to complete one of the gnomes types below.

NWAC Tomte gnomes in their new home


Tomte Gnome

Make a Tomte/Nisse gnome by using some simple sewing skills and putting together a felt hat, stuffed body and faux fur beard. You can customize your gnome with the color of the hat, beard, thread color and hat embellishments.  You will take home written instructions so you can make friends for you gnome.  Warning:  these gnomes are addictive.




Needle felted gnome from NWAC class

Needle Felted Tomte Gnome

Your other gnome choice is to needle felt a gnome.  You will needle felt the body, hat and beard of your gnome with woolen roving and a felting needle. You will learn needle felting skills which you can transfer to any needle felting project.


To facilitate the instruction process you will be seated in either the Tomte gnome group or needle felted gnome group.  If you are attending with friends be mindful of which gnomes you are signed up for as you may not be seated together.

Bring your own favorite adult beverage. Snacks are provided.

A nisse (usually Norwegian) and a tomte (usually Swedish) are similar characters. They are both solitary, mischievous domestic sprites responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings.  Tomte literally means “homestead man” and is derived from the word tomt which means homestead or building lot. Nisse is derived from the name Nils which is the Scandinavian form of Nicholas.

Source: https://www.ingebretsens.com/culture/traditions/legend-of-nisse-and-tomte


January 20
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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15705 Main St NE
Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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