Norwegian Folk Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Exhibition (September 2007)

On Friday, September 21, 2007, the Washington Lodge enjoyed our 10th Annual Norwegian Folk Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Cultural Event.

We had nine participants who shared a variety of cultural skills and interests, including weaving and spinning, needlework, knitting, rosemalling, cooking, paper crafts, collecting heirlooms (tine boxes), photography and scrapbooking. There was so much to look at and enjoy! The Participants were:

Anne Eason – hand-knit Norwegian Sweaters


Ellen Haberlein – photo albums of trips to Norway, lutefisk dinner and family heritage, kransekake demonstration and paper baskets demonstration


Emilie Pade – Hardanger train birth sampler, Hardanger doily and Hardanger Christmas ornaments,


Grace Bull – colorful Hardanger table runner & place mat set, which she inherited.


Jinann Larson – spinning demonstration with drop spindles and cording, * Ellen Haberlein – photo albums of trips to Norway, lutefisk dinner and family heritage, kransekake demonstration and paper baskets demonstration.


Melanie Taylor – Norwegian weaving demonstration and display, lucet demonstration (cord making).


Tina Keune – collection of small tine boxes from the 1900’s and earlier (Norwegian and Swedish) , and samples of plates that Tina’s rosemaling instructor and Tina made from the most recent rosemaling class that she took in Norway, with some unusual geometric features,


Brit Peterson – needlework sampler that her aunt made around 1894, which contains many different stiches, including lace, buttonhole, and how to mend a tear. (Pictured with Emilie Pade)