Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Traditional Norwegian Weaving on display at Norway House

Traditional Norwegian Weaving:
American Reboot
Presented by Weaver's Guild of Minnesota
 
Come join us for a live weaving demonstration this Wednesday and Sunday from Noon - 3:00 pm.!

Inspired by historical textiles, American weavers have used Norwegian weaving techniques to create a new body of work, contemporary in design or materials. Enjoy traditional pieces from the collection of the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum and outstanding weavings from recent decades that honor the past and break through with modern expression.

This exhibit includes 40 pieces based on several techniques, including rya; tapestry; krokbragd and other boundweave variants; band weaving; and overshot weaves such as monkʼs belt and skilbragd. Read more about the pieces on the Scandinavian Weavers Study Group blog  scandinavianweaversmn.com.

July 20-September 10
Galleri at Norway House


$5 |Free Norway House and Weaver's Guild of MN Members



American Reboot Programs



Gallery talks: Sunday, July 23 and Sunday, August 13 at 2:00PM
Weaving demonstrations: Wednesdays and Sundays from July 23-September 10 from 12:00PM-3:00PM
Afternoon with an Expert featuring Laurann Gilbertson, Curator, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum:
Saturday, September 9, 1:00PM-3:30PM,

Lecture: Warmth and Color: Traditional Norwegian Coverlets
Antique ID Clinic: Members of the public are encouraged to bring Nordic textiles to learn more about their age, origin, and function (but no appraisals).
Classes:
Sami Style Band Weaving
Monday, August 14 and 21, 12:00PM-4:00PM

 






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