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  • Preparing Lefse and Flatbread
    on many coffee tables in Norway This class will provide instruction in three variations of one of Norway s most traditional foods flatbrød 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-11-06-preparing-lefse-flatbread/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Traditional Norwegian Cookies of Christmas
    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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-11-08-traditional-norwegian-cookies-christmas/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets
    their livelihood Sámi handwork features both materials and design inspiration from their native lands Students in this class will make a Sámi inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread using traditional Sámi design and a reindeer antler button The pewter thread is nickel free and contains 4 silver You will leave the class with one fully completed project The technique involves very close handwork About the Instructor Norma Refsal Norma Refsal s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark Norway in the late 1980s After gaining experience she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian inspired or neo Nordic designs She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver leather wood and enamel finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2016-04-09-sami-inspired-bracelets/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets
    their livelihood Sámi handwork features both materials and design inspiration from their native lands Students in this class will make a Sámi inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread using traditional Sámi design and a reindeer antler button The pewter thread is nickel free and contains 4 silver You will leave the class with one fully completed project The technique involves very close handwork About the Instructor Norma Refsal Norma Refsal s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark Norway in the late 1980s After gaining experience she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian inspired or neo Nordic designs She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver leather wood and enamel finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2016-04-10-sami-inspired-bracelets/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets
    their livelihood Sámi handwork features both materials and design inspiration from their native lands Students in this class will make a Sámi inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread using traditional Sámi design and a reindeer antler button The pewter thread is nickel free and contains 4 silver You will leave the class with one fully completed project The technique involves very close handwork About the Instructor Norma Refsal Norma Refsal s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark Norway in the late 1980s After gaining experience she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian inspired or neo Nordic designs She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver leather wood and enamel finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2016-11-12-sami-inspired-bracelets/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets, Advanced
    their native lands Students in this class will explore more complex designs in Sámi inspired jewelry by making a Sámi inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread using traditional Sámi design and a reindeer antler button You will learn several advanced designs and choose one to complete as a bracelet the day of the class While more sewing is involved in these advanced designs the construction of the bracelet remains essentially the same as in the introductory class The pewter thread is nickel free and contains 4 silver The technique involves very close handwork About the Instructor Norma Refsal Norma Refsal s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark Norway in the late 1980s After gaining experience she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian inspired or neo Nordic designs She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver leather wood and enamel finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2016-11-13-sami-inspired-bracelets-advanced/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets—Advanced
    Peninsula of Russia In addition to fishing and farming reindeer husbandry has been an important part of their livelihood Sámi handwork features both materials and design inspiration from their native lands Students in this class will explore more complex designs in Sami inspired jewelry by making a Sámi inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread using traditional Sámi design and a reindeer antler button You will learn several advanced designs and choose one to complete as a bracelet the day of the class While more sewing is involved in these advanced designs the construction of the bracelet remains essentially the same as in the introductory class The pewter thread is nickel free and contains 4 silver The technique involves very close handwork About the Instructor Norma Refsal Norma Refsal s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark Norway in the late 1980s After gaining experience she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian inspired or neo Nordic designs She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver leather wood and enamel finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2015-03-28-s%C3%A1mi-inspired-bracelets-advanced/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Making a Viking Silver Knit Bracelet
    technique and create a beautiful fine silver bracelet with a variety of clasps You will leave class with a completed piece Think Mother s Day About the Instructor Liz Bucheit Liz Bucheit creates jewelry inspired by Scandinavian folklore and myth A goldsmith for over 30 years she holds a Master s degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa Iowa City and has trained in traditional jewelry and metalworking techniques in Ireland and Norway Liz has won numerous competitions and exhibited in museums and cultural centers Liz is an active speaker on the topic of Norwegian filigree work and conducts workshops and classes in jewelry design and fabrication She owns and operates Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro Minnesota 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/jewelry/2015-05-02-making-viking-silver-knit-bracelet/ (2016-02-10)
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