Symbols in Bandweaving: The Emojis of Traditional Handcraft (Online)



Wednesday, September 28 (7:00-8:00 pm CT)


Kathleen Almelien


This is an online class hosted on Zoom.  


Woven bands played an important role in traditional Norwegian clothing. Used to close or support clothing (the way we use zippers, buttons, and snaps), they also added beauty and interest to clothing. Additionally, the symbols woven into the band communicated that the person came from a particular area of Norway and imbued the band with meaning to the wearer.

Join folk artist Kathleen Almelien for a webinar exploring the symbols used in bandweaving, the "emojis" of their time. Almelien will highlight her own bands as well as those in Vesterheim's collection and will draw parallels with the symbols used in other traditional Norwegian handcrafts.


Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.


Click here to learn more about instructor Kathleen Almelien.


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