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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 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,...
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...
Norway's Knitted Heritage by Annemor Sundbø
The History, Surprises, and Legacy of Traditional Nordic Sweater Patterns Nordic knitting designs have long enchanted the world. What makes their allure and beauty so timeless? The answer is fascinating, and expert Annemor Sundbø welcomes you to join her on...
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...
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 It contains 46 full-color plates of rare and unpublished examples of indigenous tapestry designs, all of which display an astonishing variety of pattern, geometric, floral,...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...
Indigo – Cultivate, Dye, Create by Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko
Discover indigo, one of the most mystical yet widely used dyes in the world. Featuring inspirational images and presented with a luxurious exposed and patterned spine, this book shows you how to grow, extract, and dye with indigo. Full-color images....
Sprang Patterns and Charts Inspired by Vesterheim by Carol James
Inspired by samples in the collection of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, this 50-page book contains colored charts and instructions for 13 different lace patterns as well as corresponding images and notes on provenance from the curator. Basic instructions for the lace...
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...
Invisible Threads in Knitting by Annemor Sundbo
A knitting book for anyone interested in culture and anyone who likes to knit. Sundbo uses memories, the language of symbols, folk beliefs, and leftover yarns are the exciting means of traveling into the world of knitting techniques. A charming history...
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