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  • Swedish Luffarslöjd—It’s All About Wire: Wire Art That Is!
    Members 196 Non members With simple tools and wire of various gauges and materials students will learn the basic techniques of wirework and explore creative applications of wire working During class we will make a variety of useful and beautiful household objects including hooks candlesticks bowls jewelry and trivets Faith is excited to introduce this relatively unknown craft About the Instructor Faith Clover Faith Clover recently retired from the University of Minnesota where she taught art education She is an active member at the American Swedish Institute and practices many Scandinavian handcrafts including figure carving birch bark weaving and spoon carving As she learned more about traditional Scandinavian crafts she became interested in luffarslo jd wirework and has taken classes at Saterglantan a folk school in Dalarna Sweden to learn more 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 Folk Art School Find a Class Jewelry and Wirework Swedish Luffarslöjd It s

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2015-07-10-swedish-luffarsl%C3%B6yd-wire-art/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets
    indigenous people of the far north in Scandinavia and the Kola 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 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 Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Gardening Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Registration and Policies

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2015-11-07-s%C3%A1mi-inspired-bracelets/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sámi Inspired Bracelets
    important part of 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/jewelry/2015-11-08-s%C3%A1mi-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/2015-11-14-sami-inspired-bracelets/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Viking Age Lock
    be a combination of forging and fabrication sawing filing fitting and brazing Decorative details will be strongly encouraged Students will have a chance to forge some parts and cut and fit others with mortise and tenon joints braze parts in the forge and harden and temper spring steel About the Instructor Tom Latané Tom Latané started forging reproduction colonial and early American ironwork in Maryland in the early 1970s After moving to the Midwest in 1981 he was introduced to the creative whimsy of Norwegian folk iron Tom and his wife Catherine have a shop in Pepin Wisconsin where Tom repairs antiques and creates original pieces using a traditional design vocabulary and historic hand techniques Tom has demonstrated for blacksmith groups and has taught at folk schools around the country Some of Tom s ironwork can be seen in Vesterheim s Westby Torgerson Education Center 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2016-05-05-viking-age-lock-latane/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Forging a “Maker’s Mark” Stamp
    will be annealed and the perimeters will be sawn and filed to produce your designs in reverse Tom asks you to submit your designs prior to the class to ensure that ideas are possible to accomplish with tools available and time allotted About the Instructor Tom Latané Tom Latané started forging reproduction colonial and early American ironwork in Maryland in the early 1970s After moving to the Midwest in 1981 he was introduced to the creative whimsy of Norwegian folk iron Tom and his wife Catherine have a shop in Pepin Wisconsin where Tom repairs antiques and creates original pieces using a traditional design vocabulary and historic hand techniques Tom has demonstrated for blacksmith groups and has taught at folk schools around the country Some of Tom s ironwork can be seen in Vesterheim s Westby Torgerson Education Center 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2016-07-31-forging-makers-mark-stamp-latane/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Crafting the Norwegian Tollekniv
    you will work with metal silver or brass birch burl and the finest Italian leather to create a finished Sunday dress up knife and sheath Gene will provide all of the necessary tools Experienced knifemakers can explore knife options Class will be limited to 8 students About the Instructor Gene Tokheim gives a student some tips Gene Tokheim has been teaching since the 1980s in the United States and Norway Gene s knives have been exhibited in shows at the University of Minnesota the Folk Art Museum in New York City and the Hedmark Museum in Hamar Norway Gene graduated with a studio arts degree from Southwest Minnesota State University He 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 Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2016-07-31-norwegian-tollekniv-knifemaking-tokheim/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Hand-Forging Norwegian Knife Blades
    several three layer Norwegian knife blades while learning how to heat treat and grind the blade About the Instructor K J Groven K J Groven grew up in Skien Norway and spent most of his childhood on the family farm working with his grandparents In 1999 he left Norway to attend South Dakota School of Mines and received a degree as a mechanical engineer After some time as an engineer he built log homes and did custom woodworking He was introduced to a blacksmithing club during this time and was soon making buildings cabinets and other furniture in the Norwegian style as well as forging tools and hardware He believes he has found his true calling 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2016-08-02-hand-forging-norwegian-knife-blades-groven/ (2016-02-10)
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