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2017 Vesterheim Textile Tour to Denmark and Norway

The 2017 Textile Tour sponsored by the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in June was the first one to add travel to Denmark as well as Norwegian destinations. This brief overview should give you an idea of why these tours sell out as soon as they are announced.

Geske Svensson Designs Inspired Vesterheim Tour Group

Danish knitwear designer and creator Geske Svensson welcomed Textile Tour participants to her studio and home to display her creations and describe her creative process.

Hedebosyning at Greve Museum

The Greve Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, houses a breathtaking collection of one of Denmark’s signature embroideries, hedebosyning, which is comprised of seven variations of white on white embroidery, cutwork, and needle lace. Some Textile Tour participants even learned the technique and created a tiny sample.

Sagnlandet Lejre – the Land of Legends (and Textiles)

Experiential learning of the most effective kind — Viking longhouses, warp-weighted looms, reproduction garments, and dye gardens were described by guides with deep expertise.

National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition, 2017: Award Winners

Laurann Gilbertson, “We have come to expect technical and artistic excellence from weaving entries in the National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition at Vesterheim. And once again, in 2017, we were not disappointed.”

National Exhibition of Weaving in the Norwegian Tradition, 2017: Even More Inspiration

See amazing weaving from Vesterheim Gold Medalists and other entrants to the 2017 Vesterheim exhibition.