Craft Lake City and the Natural History Museum of Utah Present: Viking Textile Workshop with Dianna Baugh of Pioneer Crafthouse


Salt Lake City, Sep. 15 – The Natural History Museum of Utah and Craft Lake City present the October Viking Textile Workshop with Deanna Baugh of Pioneer Craft House. The workshop will be held at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop series is in tune to the Museum’s current exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend. These workshops seek to provide educational and fun projects related to Viking history and art. A long-time textile artist, Deanna Baugh has studied and researched different methods of weaving, often paired with her world traveling. Working with Pioneer Craft House, Baugh has a passion for preserving and educating the community about folk crafts of the world.

“I love teaching people about textile production and art,” says Baugh. “This workshop will be a great opportunity for patrons to learn about traditional folk crafts and textile history. I am excited to be teaching such an awesome workshop! ” Participants at this workshop will learn how to create a traditional Viking loom and how to use it to create a woven textile bag.

There is a $30 material fee. Pre-registration is required. Register here. Visit or our Facebook for more information. The Natural History Museum of Utah is located at 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are now required to arrive and check in with the Craft Lake City workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins, or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot. First-come, first-served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.

About NHMU: The Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah is one of the leading scientific research and cultural institutions in the Intermountain West. Established in 1963, the Museum cares for over 1.2 million objects and offers innovative exhibitions and educational programs to thousands of residents and visitors each year, including traveling and permanent exhibits, special events and other programs. The Museum also offers a variety of outreach programs to communities and schools throughout Utah, reaching every school district in the state annually. The Museum has an active research program with more than 30 scientists and 10 field expeditions each year.

About Craft Lake City: We are a 501-C3 charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2018 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 10, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 7 p.m.