Festdrakt Workshop 2017

Festdrakt Workshop
The Lodge will offer a festdrakt workshop at Norway House on March 25 and 26, run by Deb McConaghy. Deb is a talented seamstress and costume historian, and Vice President of the Norsk Carolina Lodge in Charlotte, NC.

Deb started constructing traditional woolen bunads over seventeen years ago, but after moving to the warm and humid South her repertoire now includes the lighter weight folk dress (festdrakt), made from cotton or linen.

The workshop offers many possibilities. Deb can help you sew your own festdrakt, including vest, apron, purse, and cap, or help create, alter or restore existing components including bunads. Not interested in sewing? Deb can take your measurements and make a festdrakt for you at a very reasonable price.

She will bring a wide selection of fabrics, trims, and clasps to choose from, or you can bring your own supplies. She can also furnish sewing machines.

Deb has run two previous workshops for our Lodge. You can see photos and read about our 2015 Workshop in an article by Lodge memberChristine Meloni published in the Norwegian-American:

Sign up for one or two days. The cost is $35 per day plus the cost of supplies. Send questions and RSVPs to Denise Bowden at programs@norwaydc.org