The collection of weavings in the 2015 National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition was rich in color and techniques, but especially strong in krokbragd and bound rosepath. The header photo shows a unique pair of mittens with band-woven cuffs by Kathryn Evans of Lena, Illinois. In addition to the ribbon-winning entries, these pieces were on display.
Gay Dudley Allan. Iowa City, IA. “Raspberry Pie,” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique.
Jan Mostrom, Gold Medalist. Chanhassen, MN. “Dancing Skies,” Wall Hanging in Rya Technique
Rosemary Roehl, Gold Medalist. St. Cloud, MN.
“Playing with Red,” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd and Rosebragd Techniques.
Rosemary Roehl, Gold Medalist. St. Cloud, MN. “Northern Lights,” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd and Rosebragd Techniques.
Robbie LaFleur, Gold Medalist. Minneapolis, MN.
“Bands of Summer,” Rug in Bound Rosepath Technique.
Connie Rubsamen. Long Beach, CA. Guitar Strap in Bandweave Pick-up Technique.
Sandra Moe. La Crosse, WI.
Wall Hanging in Vestfoldsmett Technique.
Melba Granlund. Minneapolis, MN.
“Julefest” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique.
Mary Glock. Decorah, IA.
“Apple Tree All Year,” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique.
Melissa Brown, Guttenberg, IA. “Ode to Betty Nelson, ” Table Runner in Overshot Technique.
Kathryn Evans, Lena, IL. Mittens with Tablet-woven Cuffs.
Laurann Gilbertson is the Chief Curator of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and a tireless promoter of Scandinavian textiles.