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  • Bandweaving (weaving segment of class for couples)
    fun weekend together Weavers will learn how to weave elaborate patterns on a band loom also called tape loom or rigid heddle while carvers will learn how to carve a one piece band loom and shuttle Band looms were traditionally carved and used as sweetheart gifts so at the end of the weekend the loom will be presented to the weaver for Valentine s Day This is a class two people can share at Vesterheim and in future creations together Find information about the carving class here The weavers will learn to set up and weave on a basic band loom Measuring warping and weaving basic strips will start off the class Once the strip of plain weave has been mastered you will quickly move on to the advanced pick up patterns that decorate costumes headbands bag straps and more Learn how to design and set up your own pattern and drafts Weavers will leave the class with strips of woven tapes or bands elaborate bookmarks headbands or ribbons a back strap belt and a booklet of patterns and blank charts About the Instructor Reggie Delarm Reggie Delarm grew up in an old family homestead in Connecticut and still lives there After attending college for fine arts she worked as a graphic designer and started a pottery company in 1986 Always interested in history she also designs period clothing knits quilts spins and weaves For the past 15 years she has been weaving on the band loom and has written an instructional book Tape Loom Weaving Simplified She teaches weaving and pottery at museums and shows across the country Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-02-14-bandweaving/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Icelandic Knitting Sampler
    she shares her passion for Iceland s rich knitting heritage Lesson 1 Knit a miniature Icelandic lopapeysa sweater Learn to combine sleeves and body read color charts Icelandic bind off and close underarms Lesson 2 Learn to steek cut extra stitches a garment knit in the round Knitters will see different ways to finish the steeks once they are cut Lesson 3 While knitting a doll sized triangular shawl with typical lace motifs in a variety of colors learn garter stitch tab cast on deciphering spider lace and blocking tips Lesson 4 Knit a small shoe insert that will allow you to learn Icelandic intarsia techniques Lesson 5 Learn slynging a technique few women still know In Northern Iceland some shoe inserts were knitted in the round in stranded knitting cut in two lined and then edged with a band Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home Folk Art School Find

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-04-17-icelandic-knitting-sampler/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Bunad Camp with Sue Sutherland
    bunad national costume design This class is for anyone who wishes to construct their own authentic formal or everyday bunad or an authentic purse cap shawl belt or blouse to complete the costume Sue will have many different fabrics colors and ideas to help you start or complete a bunad or accessory About the Instructor Sue Sutherland Sue Sutherland studied apparel and textile design manufacturing and learned to make bunader from Thorbjorg Ugland and Molle Horn both from Heimen Husflid in Oslo For many years she embroidered bunader for Odden s Norsk Husflid in Wisconsin until she purchased the bunad part of their business in the mid 1990s Since then she has been making bunader teaching bunad courses and offering authentic materials and accessories through her store Bunad Butikken in Ely Minnesota Sue travels to Norway once a year to purchase products for her business and continue her study of the various construction techniques and styles used on bunader from all of the areas of Norway Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-06-06-bunad-camp/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Norwegian Boundweaves or “Crooked Path”
    rugs coverlets or wall hangings This class will focus on krokbragd a three shaft point twill and rosebragd a boundweave on a four harness rosepath threading The threading and treadling for this weaving structure are simple and allow the weaver great freedom to explore color and design About the Instructor Laura Demuth helps a student Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-06-10-norwegian-boundweaves-or-crooked-path/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Weaving a *Rya* on a Goose-eye Twill Background Technique
    bench cover About the Instructor Jan Mostrom helps a student Jan Mostrom from Chanhassen Minnesota has been a weaver for 40 years with a special interest in Scandinavian textiles She teaches weaving and rug hooking throughout the Midwest and her patient and encouraging instruction creates an inspiring class atmosphere for weavers of all levels Jan earned a Vesterheim Gold Medal in 1999 and is a longtime member of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group She learned to weave from Lila Nelson master weaver and Vesterheim s first textile curator while she was a student at Luther College in Decorah Since then she has studied with many Norwegian teachers in the United States and in Norway Her work was included in Norwegian Folk Art The Migration of a Tradition a 1995 traveling exhibition curated by Marion Nelson former Vesterheim Executive Director and the exhibition book by the same title Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-07-18-weaving-rya-goose-eye-twill/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Spinning Wool into Yarn
    start with a handspindle and progress to the spinning wheel We will concentrate on how and why things work so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art About the Instructor Kate Martinson Kate Martinson is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Luther College Decorah Iowa where she taught art education and fiber arts classes Kate is very active in professional and artistic endeavors at the local state and national levels She has taught spinning and other textile related classes throughout the United States and in Norway at Rauland Academy She has introduced nålbinding to many American fiber artists Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-07-27-spinning-wool-into-yarn/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
    band heddles will be warped for you prior to class Your finished samples will make nice ribbons or bookmarks About the Instructor Heather Torgenrud Heather Torgenrud of Arlee Montana has been weaving for over 40 years and enjoys teaching bandweaving classes around the country She is the author of Norwegian Pick up Bandweaving published in 2014 and has written several articles for the magazine Handwoven She first dreamed of writing a book when the gift of an inkle loom sparked not only a passion for weaving pick up bands but a longing to know their history The dream finally took shape when she and her husband were immersed in studying Norwegian and she discovered some intriguing stories waiting to be told With the book she combines award winning weaving skills with her easy readable writing style to create a well researched and fascinating look at this historic craft Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-09-17-norwegian-pickup-bandweaving/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Nålbinding—A Practical Fiber Art
    used the ancient nålbinding technique for hundreds of years to make mittens strainers stockings and a multitude of other useful items It fits perfectly into contemporary fashion and household uses and its simplicity and portability make it wonderful Using a single eyed needle you will make a pouch mittens and various other small items as time permits Most objects will be made of wool and finished by hand with a traditional fulling treatment About the Instructor Kate Martinson Kate Martinson is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Luther College Decorah Iowa where she taught art education and fiber arts classes Kate is very active in professional and artistic endeavors at the local state and national levels She has taught spinning and other textile related classes throughout the United States and in Norway at Rauland Academy She has introduced nålbinding to many American fiber artists Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Gardening Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-09-18-n%C3%A5lbinding-practical-fiber-art/ (2016-02-10)
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