Our guest blog is by Kari Tauring. Kari is a musician and Nordic Roots educator who has worked to keep Nordic traditions alive and thriving. We’ve been honored to have her teach at Ingebretsen’s and we are pleased to be supporters of the upcoming Nordic Ball. “The Nordic Ball?” you ask. Kari, with help from… More The Nordic Ball – Decades of dancing, with more to come.
Ingebretsen’s presents classes on crafts, cooking, needlework, knitting, and Nordic culture. Periodically, our blog will feature profiles of our teachers. Today, we focus on Erik and Michele Vevang, who teach Introduction to Spoon Carving. Erik and Michele Vevang were each led by very different sources of inspiration to the same conclusion – wood carving is… More Erik and Michele Vevang – Teaching mindfulness through spooncarving.
Settle in with your spindle this evening to mark St. Distaff Day. Yes, a distaff is an object, not a person, but the English name for today is, indeed, St. Distaff. Less poetically minded people may refer to this as Roc Day, “roc” being a synonym used mainly in northern Europe for a distaff. This… More On the close of St. Distaff Day