Lecture with Viking Helmet and Norwegian Flag
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To register for a class, call our main store...  612 729 9333  and reserve your place with a credit card. 
If you have questions about a class, please email  classes@ingebretsens.com

Be sure to check the location of the class in which you are interested. 

Unless noted, classes are at our main store, 1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis. 
We also hold classes, especially for cooking, at Norway House, 911 E. Franklin Avenue, 
and at Ingebretsen's av Stockholm, our store in Stockholm, Wisconsin. 
Cancellations must be made one week in advance to receive a refund. 

We look forward to seeing you!

 Professor  Crafts Classes

Introduction to Spoon Carving


Carvers Erik and Michele Vevang will introduce you to spoon carving in a relaxed setting with all supplies, including cut-resistant gloves, provided. You will start with a wooden blank and learn how to shape it into a spoon with a variety of carving strokes and then how to finish it. The wood used in this class is locally sourced, taken from fallen branches, tree trimmings, and trees that had to be felled.

This class is ideal for first-time carvers. The Vevangs have taken all the hewing and hacking out of the process and will start you at a place where you can comfortably complete the spoon during the workshop. Carving can be calming and relaxing, and with the Vevang's guidance, an opportunity to create an object that is both functional and beautiful. One 3-hour workshop. $80

About the teachers: Erik and Michele Vevang's woodcarving is influenced by their Scandinavian and Germanic heritage. Both have degress in art, Erik from St. Olaf and Michelle from UW-Stout. They have studied at North House Folk School and with Fred Livesay, who is also an Ingebretsen's instructor. 

This class is held at our East Lake St. store.  

Saturday, January 27    2 to 5    Class Filled
SaturdayMarch 10    1 to 4    Class Filled
Friday, April 20     12 - 3

Friday, May 25     12 -3 

Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class


The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire and sculpted antler. Please tell the person taking your registration if you are a beginner or advanced.

Beginning Bracelet Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet. Class fee is $40 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $95 and is payable to the instructor.

Advanced Bracelet Advanced students will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils. Class fee is $40 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $125 and is payable to the instructor.
These classes our held at our Minneapolis store, 1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis
Saturday, March 31     10 - 5
Saturday, May 19     10 - 5

About the Instructor:
Liz Bucheit is the award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Liz holds a Master's degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has trained in traditional jewelry techniques in Ireland and Norway.

Make a String Bag


String bags make shopping and storage colorful and easy. Kate Sterner will teach you how to make your own that you can take to the beach or to the grocery store. Cotton bags are strong and fun to make. They expand to hold a lot more than you'd think! Bring a pair of scissors and a small ruler to help you space your knots. You can bring your own 100% cotton yarn or pay a $3 material fee to the instructor. One 2-hour class $25
Saturday, May 19     10 to noon