Using the Norwegian Cradle Loom by Lila Nelson
Newly revised! Lila Nelson, previous Vesterheim Textile Curator, originally wrote these instructions for how to use the cradle loom in 1977. Includes detailed drawings and updated full-color pictures. Softcover.
Vesterheim Magazine Vol. 19 No. 2 2021 – Dressed
Vesterheim is published twice a year, featuring in-depth articles focusing on the museum's priceless collections of artifacts, Norwegian-American history and culture, and up-to-date information on all museum events, classes, tours, and education opportunities. The magazine is a benefit to Vesterheim members...
Norwegian Tapestry Weaving by Maria Brekke Koppen
The classic book on Norwegian tapestry. Profusely illustrated with over 220 black and white drawings, photographs, and 4 color plates. The translation combines the 1978 and 1988 editions. It includes: history, joining techniques (especially the Norwegian dovetail), looms, designing, weaving...
Norwegian Pick Up Bandweaving
For the first time in English, here's a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweaving—from its fascinating history to beautiful bands you can make yourself, with more than 100 pattern charts from bands in museum collections, including Vesterheim's. Meticulously researched, easy-to-read,...
The Crafter's Guide to Papercutting by Emily Hogarth
The complete guide to cutting paper for artworks, greeting cards, keepsakes and more. Start papercrafting with this step-by-step guide to all kinds of paper craft with 50 sample projects to inspire and thrill. The appeal of papercutting is that anyone...
Skinnfeller du kan lage selv by Britt Solheim
Learn the ancient craft of sewing and decorating a sheepskin coverlet with Solheim, who has taught skinnfeller at Vesterheim, Includes full-color photographs and patterns. Norwegian text. Hardcover.
Flatweaves From Fjord And Forest by Peter Willborg
This is the first book in English to celebrate the little-known woven art of Scandinavia. It contains 46 full-color plates of rare and unpublished examples of indigenous tapestry designs, all of which display an astonishing variety of pattern, geometric, floral,...
Craft of the Dyer by Karen Leigh Casselman
Complete guide to making and using dyes from plants and lichens. Introductory chapters on equipment, mordants, dyeing procedures, and other essentials are followed by chapters on individual plants and their suitability for dyeing, how to process them, colors, dye-fastness, and...
Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book by Karen Diadick Casselman
Lichens have been used to create brilliant, versatile dyes for over 4,000 years. In this comprehensive guide based on 25 years of meticulous research, Casselman explains how to create and use dyes derived from these unusual plants. Filled with expert...
Vestlandsbånd by Randi Stoltz
Learn to weave from the Westland's most skilled in the field: Randi Stoltz, Åse Vatshelle, and Beate Skogstrand. The patterns have an increasing degree of difficulty throughout the book. You can start with simple ribbons, learn more picking techniques and eventually...
Cozy Knits: 30 Hat, Mitten, Scarf and Sock Projects from Around the World by Sue Flanders
What is everyone’s favorite thing about hand knits? The coziness! This book offers 30 knitted patterns inspired by international knitting traditions for socks, sweaters, scarves, and hats. Softcover.
The Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon
A practical guide to more than 600 weaves for the loom. Hardcover, spiral bound.
Handknits from Rauma, Norway by Bente Presterud
30 timeless, endlessly wearable garments and accessories, including the best of Rauma's pattern archives. Bring joy, color, and style into your life with this exceptional collection! Celebrated designer Bente Presterud took a deep dive into the comprehensive pattern archives of...
Strikking I Billedkunsten- Knitting in Art by Annemor Sundbo and translated by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Shows how artwork can be used to discuss knitting history. The yarns and techniques found in old knitted remnants have been the springboard for these updated designs for knitters and anyone interested in cultural heritage. Includes 20 knitting projects. Softcover.
A Handbook of Weaves by G.H. Oelsner
To anyone concerned with the design of fabrics, the structure of the cloth is, of courses, of prime importance for achieving best results and most satisfying ultimate appearance. This book, long the most reliable and comprehensive source of information on...

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