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  Wednesday, May 7  -  Meet our Local Artists and Writers!

10:00 to 12:00 - Meet Kim Gordon, artistic creator of a delightful new line of greeting cards.
Why email when you can send such eye-catching cards for your messages?

11:00 to 1:00 - Booksigning: Meet Holly Harden and Tim Trost, author and illustrator of the new cookbook
Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen. This return to simple food and basic recipes will leave you hungry and hankering to cook! Tim will also have some of his note cards and framed pictures for sale.  Tim's Artwork...

1:00 to 2:00 - Diane Noble will talk about the remarkable craftsmanship of the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. She has brought back exquisite things from this year's Jokkmokk Market
for our store and will showcase the artists who created them.

2:00 to 5:00 - Rosemaling demonstration by gold medalist Andrea Herkert of Wisconsin. We are honored
to carry her exquisite work.

2:00 to 5:00 - Booksigning: Meet Connie Szarke, finalist for the Midwest Book Awards 2012, with her novels
Delicate Armor and A Stone for Amer.

Sample yummy heart-shaped waffles from 2:00 to 4:00


  Thursday, May 8 - Common Threads - Hand Crafts and Needle Arts

All Day - Demonstrations... learn a craft, be inspired to take an  Ingebretsen's class!

9:00 to 12:00 - Rosemaling demonstration by gold medalist Andrea Herkert of Wisconsin.
We are honored to carry her exquisite work.

10:00 to 12:00 - How to make a singlade ball, a Danish toy-making method, with Kate Sterner.

10:00 to 12:00 - Nålbinding, a single-needle knitting technique, with Renata Fosset.

11:00 to 1:00 - Hardanger embroidery with Laurie Olson Williams.

1:00 to 3:00 - Huck ("Swedish") weaving, an intriguing yet simple craft, with Katherine Kennedy.
She'll have a nice selection of her huck weaving kits for sale.
For a look at a few of  Katherine's books & kits,  click here...

1:00 to 4:00 -  Rosemaling with local artist Rosann Jorde.

2:00 to 4:00 - Lace knitting with Denise Logeland.

Sample Chocolate Sticky Cake – yum!


  Friday, May 9 - Birds and Bees

9:00 to 12:00 - Local woodcarver Jim Ayers will demonstrate the intriguing art of fan carving. He'll have some of his unique, heirloom-quality birds for sale.

11:00 to 12:00 - Beekeeper and candlemaker Margarete Lucht invites you to learn more about the buzzy little creature that has been making lives sweet for eons: 100 million years to be exact. Bees have been around longer than the dinosaurs and have maintained a stable democratic government all that time.
Margarete's fun facts will leave you bee-guiled! 
Margarete's Beeswax Candles...
12:00 to 2:00 - Beeswax candlemaking demonstration and sale.


  Saturday, May 10 - A Day for Kids ...& Kids at Heart!

10:00 to 12:00 - Make a Viking shield!
Children can decorate a cardboard Viking shield to take with them on their adventures.  

All Day - Happy 100th Birthday Tove Jansson!
The Finnish author of the wonderful world of 
Moomintrolls  has delighted kids of all ages since the 1940's. We'll have a display of (and sale on) the many Moomin books and other products - and even a Moomin cake!

10:00 to 2:00 - Walter Grittner, a 95 year old local carver, will demonstrate his fine skill at chip carving.

10:00 to 4:00 - Meet Debbie Gustafson and see the lovely  Bunads and Costumes  that she makes for 18” dolls. With her expert attention to detail, these costumes are designed to be treasured for generations.

2:00 to 5:00 - Catherine Tornabene treats us to a taste of  Coggies Cookies,
her “made in Minnesota” product, an easy and versatile cookie mix.

Lefse Dogs served from 12:00 to 1:00