Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Gnome Making Workshop

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



This will be our last Gnome Making Workshop until the next holiday season!

Spend a relaxing & fun evening creating your very own sewn gnome or needle felted gnome.

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


Sewn 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 sewn 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.

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


February 24
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Northwest Art Center
Read Teacher Bio »


Northwest Art Center
15705 Main St NE
Duvall, WA 98019 United States
+ Google Map