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Transforming Through Tradition: Teaching Nordic Arts at Concordia College, Moorhead

College students learn Norwegian weaving techniques in an intriguing interdisciplinary Nordic Arts course.

A Piece of Old Finery: The Story of the Nordland Bunad

The author relates a happenstance at the beginning of the Nordland bunad’s story, which she researched after a chance conversation with a museum curator in northern Norway.

Sissel Calmeyer: In Memory of a Norwegian Textile Artist

A warm tribute to the late Sissel Calmeyer, a talented weaver described by Ingebjorg Monsen as friendly, thorough, hard-working, and modest.

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum: Building the Collection

The Vesterheim curator relates stories of building the renowned collection, beginning with birds eggs and including priceless treasures from Norway.

Snow-washing: An American Account and a Norwegian Story

One way to capitalize on snowy, cold winters in northern Minnesota and in Norway

Editor’s note: February 2014

Read about the articles in this issue, plans for the future, and most importantly, the origin of the fabulous header photo of spelsau sheep.