Lecture with Viking Helmet and Norwegian Flag
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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 taking 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. Please wear close-toed shoes to this class. $80

Saturday, April 20      2 - 5

Saturday, September 14      9 - 12
Saturday, November 2      9 - 12

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.

Carve a Wooden Heart with Michele Vevang

 Carve a Wooden Heart

Learn to carve a small heart from a piece of fresh wood. Michele will walk you through the steps of carving a tiny heart for your pocket or to give to a loved one. A nice way to slow down and be mindful for an hour, and then be reminded of your experience every time you find your carved heart in your pocket. Class is for beginners and those who already love carving. Please wear close-toed shoes to this class. $35

Thursday, April 25      10 to 11 am
Thursday, September 12      10 to 11 am

Viking Posament Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Posament Bracelet

Some of the most fascinating objects demonstrating medieval man’s craftsmanship have come from Viking burials of the 9th and 10th centuries in Sweden. The term “posament” refers to a method of knotting and braiding wire into ornaments used to decorate textiles. In this class students will practice the art of posament using nylon cords to perfect either a “Josephine” or triangular series of braided knots. We will construct a length of knots using pewter coiled thread (96% tin + 4% silver) and sew the finished braid to a softened leather strip to create a bracelet. A pewter button finishes off the bracelet.
$65 with a $95 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the day of class.

Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18     10 to 5

Craft a Silver Viking Knit Bracelet with Liz Bucheit


 Explore the ancient tradition of chain making with jeweler and goldsmith Liz Bucheit. You’ll use “Viking Knitting,” a centuries-old looping technique, to create a beautiful silver bracelet with a variety of unusual clasps. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a bracelet in a single day – no previous experience required. (Charm is not included, but is available for sale.) $50 with a $150 materials fee paid to the instructor.  Click here for a quick video...

Saturday, September 7     10 to 4