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  • Wheat Weaving for the Holidays
    hvetevefting wheat weaving materials straw preparation and the traditional art of wheat weaving techniques You ll be able to make a collection of ornaments and wall hangings just in time for the holidays About the Instructor Bev Schrandt Ossian Iowa is a self taught wheat artist who began learning this folk art in 1976 when her daughter s second grade teacher asked parents to share a craft or food for a unit on Norway Schrandt chose wheat weaving and has demonstrated it to second graders each year ever since At Vesterheim she has demonstrated at festivals and taught folk art classes and Elderhostels In addition she has shared her craft with 4 H groups adult education classes and Sons of Norway camps 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-10-16-wheat-weaving-for-holidays/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Baking and Decorating the Kransekake
    form a pyramid Each student will mix and form dough into a kransekake or bar cookies bake and then decorate The correct way to serve the kransekake will also be demonstrated About the Instructor Carrie Solberg a native of Spring Grove Minnesota has made Decorah her home since 1966 She taught third grade in the Decorah Public Schools for many years retiring in 1998 She baked her first kransekake for her parent s 40th wedding anniversary and has made many cakes since She has demonstrated the making of kransekaker at several Nordic Fest celebrations and also in her home 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 Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2016-04-02-preparing-kransekake/ (2016-02-10)
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  • What is Aquavit Anyway?
    Join Lexi the gregarious and outspoken proprietor of the Old Ballard Liquor Co for an afternoon of education and tastings as we explore the different styles and personalities of this strong spicy liquor Journey through traditional Scandinavian aquavit profiles and beyond to our own burgeoning domestic aquavit scene We ll learn about the differences between regional Swedish Norwegian and Danish styles production techniques history and the newly creative modern expressions of aquavit in Scandinavia and the United States The class will include handout materials and tastings of local craft aquavits imports and some private collection bottles you ve probably never seen The last hour of the class will be spent making your own aquavit to take home Take what you ve learned and apply it to your very own homemade snaps made just the way you like it About the Instructor The Old Ballard Liquor Company located in Seattle Washington produces more varieties of aquavit than any other distillery in the United States After living in Sweden for a time Lexi developed a great appreciation for this hard to find spirit and set about creating a line of regionally distinct aquavits to satisfy the demand left by disappearing imported brands Providing educational opportunities about aquavit and aquavit culture is the culmination of exhaustive research and hands on distilling experience and has quickly established her as the foremost expert in aquavit in the United States 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2016-10-22-11-aquavit-lexi/ (2016-02-10)
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  • What is Aquavit Anyway?
    Lexi the gregarious and outspoken proprietor of the Old Ballard Liquor Co for an afternoon of education and tastings as we explore the different styles and personalities of this strong spicy liquor Journey through traditional Scandinavian aquavit profiles and beyond to our own burgeoning domestic aquavit scene We ll learn about the differences between regional Swedish Norwegian and Danish styles production techniques history and the newly creative modern expressions of aquavit in Scandinavia and the United States The class will include handout materials and tastings of local craft aquavits imports and some private collection bottles you ve probably never seen The last hour of the class will be spent making your own aquavit to take home Take what you ve learned and apply it to your very own homemade snaps made just the way you like it About the Instructor The Old Ballard Liquor Company located in Seattle Washington produces more varieties of aquavit than any other distillery in the United States After living in Sweden for a time Lexi developed a great appreciation for this hard to find spirit and set about creating a line of regionally distinct aquavits to satisfy the demand left by disappearing imported brands Providing educational opportunities about aquavit and aquavit culture is the culmination of exhaustive research and hands on distilling experience and has quickly established her as the foremost expert in aquavit in the United States 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2016-10-22-4-aquavit-lexi/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Bakedag—Baking Lefse and Flatbread
    in Norway This class will provide instruction in three variations of flatbrød one of Norway s most traditional foods About the Instructor Darlene Fossum Martin Darlene Fossum Martin of Decorah Iowa is a third generation Norwegian who grew up on a small farm near Spring Grove Minnesota the first Norwegian settlement in the state She is both a woodworker and Norwegian food specialist She has always had a passion for the folk arts and the way her Norwegian forefathers expressed themselves through their work with their hands and hearts Darlene loves working with wood in its natural form and is amazed what beauty a simple incised line can give to a piece of wood She is an avid kolroser and has carved with Judy Ritger Harley Refsal and Norwegians Kåre Herfindal and Leif Ottar Flaten She says her cooking style is shaped by the Norwegian foodways of her ancestors Her strengths in Norwegian cooking come from the women in her family as well as the years she spent living in Norway Darlene has taught traditional Scandinavian immigrant food classes for adults and children of all ages throughout the Midwest Colorado and at the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina Darlene says What better way to keep traditions alive for future generations than sharing these time honored recipes of immigrant forefathers 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2016-11-04-preparing-lefse-flatbread/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Traditional Norwegian Cookies of Christmas
    poor man s cookies and rosettes delicate deep fried cookies Recipes will be shared Hands on class About the Instructor Darlene Fossum Martin Darlene Fossum Martin of Decorah Iowa is a third generation Norwegian who grew up on a small farm near Spring Grove Minnesota the first Norwegian settlement in the state She is both a woodworker and Norwegian food specialist She has always had a passion for the folk arts and the way her Norwegian forefathers expressed themselves through their work with their hands and hearts Darlene loves working with wood in its natural form and is amazed what beauty a simple incised line can give to a piece of wood She is an avid kolroser and has carved with Judy Ritger Harley Refsal and Norwegians Kåre Herfindal and Leif Ottar Flaten She says her cooking style is shaped by the Norwegian foodways of her ancestors Her strengths in Norwegian cooking come from the women in her family as well as the years she spent living in Norway Darlene has taught traditional Scandinavian immigrant food classes for adults and children of all ages throughout the Midwest Colorado and at the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina Darlene says What better way to keep traditions alive for future generations than sharing these time honored recipes of immigrant forefathers 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2016-11-06-traditional-norwegian-cookies-christmas/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Preparing Kransekake From Start to Finish
    graduated rings to form a pyramid Each student will mix and form dough into a kransekake or bar cookies bake and then decorate The correct way to serve the kransekake will also be demonstrated About the Instructor Carrie Solberg a native of Spring Grove Minnesota has made Decorah her home since 1966 She taught third grade in the Decorah Public Schools for many years retiring in 1998 She baked her first kransekake for her parent s 40th wedding anniversary and has made many cakes since She has demonstrated the making of kransekaker at several Nordic Fest celebrations and also in her home 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 Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-04-11-preparing-kransekake/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Norwegian Cheese Making
    hands on church basement cheesemaking experience Gary will cover the basic equipment ingredients and procedures to make artisan cheese at home After taking this class you will have the knowledge to prepare almost every kind of cheese During class students will prepare and taste Norwegian Nokkelost Norvegia Pultost Snofrisk and Jarlsberg About the Instructor Gary Colles Gary Colles has been trained in cheese making by noted experts Ricki Carol of New England Cheese Making Company and Peter Dixon of Farmstead Cheese Making in Pennsylvania plus at Glenngarry Cheese company in Canada and Michigan State University Gary has been teaching artisan cheese making classes for 15 years He enjoys showing students how to use common kitchen equipment to turn milk into cheese magic 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-05-07-norwegian-cheese-making/ (2016-02-10)
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