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November 2017 Luncheon

Karen Weiberg and the Art of Skinnfell

Every culture has used animal skins for warmth, but Norwegians, since before the Viking times, have made Skinnfell: sheep skins that are sewn together while symbols are printed on the leather side.  Karen Weiberg traveled to Norway, with 7 other Midwesterners, to learn more about and make a skinnfell in June 2010. It is a textile and skill that is being revived, just in the nick of time, before it disappears completely. Karen's instructor spent time with an elderly skinnfell maker who traveled from farm to farm making skinnfells for families. Karen will share how she make her skinnfell, as well as Norwegian breeds of sheep, symbols of pagan times, and symbols of Christianity which are used in printing on the skinnfells.

Event Properties

Event Date November 4, 2017 11:00 am
Event End Date November 4, 2017 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date October 15, 2017 8:00 am
Cut off date October 30, 2017 8:00 pm
Individual Price $27.00
Location
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd Minneapolis, MN 55427 United States
Golden Valley Country Club
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$27.00

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We are a vibrant group of professional women
who are interested in contemporary Norwegian
issues and all things Norwegian. 

 

The Lakselaget Scholarship and Opportunity
Fund was established to celebrate, encourage
and advance the organization's motto,
women who swim against the current. 

 

Lakselaget holds monthly luncheons where
members gather to network, share news, and
take part in a traditional Norwegian meal
of salmon, potatoes and cucumber salad.