Knitting Gloves with Arnhild at Vesterheim

Knitting Gloves with Arnhild at Vesterheim

(Decorah, IA) — Vesterheim has several unique sets of traditional Norwegian gloves and we’ll knit a pair like one of them. Instead of the traditional ribbing, this one has a pretty border, which indicates they were made for a woman. The glove has a thumb gusset,...
Weaving a Rya

Weaving a Rya

(Decorah, IA) — In this class, you will sample a variety of Nordic rya patterns and techniques. Some of these will be taken from rya in the Vesterheim collection, including coverlets that have pile on one side and beautiful patterns on the other where no knots...
50 Years of Folk Art at Vesterheim

50 Years of Folk Art at Vesterheim

(Decorah, IA) — Join Vesterheim as they celebrate this major milestone of the groundbreaking Vesterheim Folk Art School! Learn about the history of Norwegian folk arts, how Vesterheim has helped preserve and promote folk arts for Norwegian-Americans, and what...
Spinning and Weaving Presentations at Vesterheim

Spinning and Weaving Presentations at Vesterheim

Visit Vesterheim for two free presentations on June 10, 2016. 7:00-7:45 p.m. – Textiles and the Warp Weighted Loom—From the Bronze Age to the Present by Elizabeth Johnston. 8:00-8:45 p.m. – Storytelling, The Gift of Sheep, Wool, and Spinning by Martha...
From tradition to protest: Lila Nelson’s weaving life

From tradition to protest: Lila Nelson’s weaving life

(Decorah, IA) — Lila Nelson, Vesterheim’s first Textile Curator, was an accomplished textile artist in her own right. This retrospective exhibition shows how she began by mastering traditional Norwegian weaving techniques, subsequently using them in fresh and...