Lecture with Viking Helmet and Norwegian Flag
More Class Schedules...  Cooking    Culture    Knitting    Needlework  

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

Spoon-Carving-Class-with-the-Vevangs

Carvers Erik and Michelle 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 and is both functional and beautiful. One 3-hour workshop $80

Saturday, February 2    Class filled
Saturday, March 2     9 - 12
Saturday, September 14     9 - 12

Saturday, November 2     9 - 12

About the teachers: Erik and Michelle 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.


As part of Ingebretsen’s collaboration with the Milan Village Arts School of Milan, Minnesota, we are pleased to offer a new class taught by Paul Linden (bio below). You will register with Milan Village Arts School for the class (link below) and attend right here at Ingebretsen’s main store, 1601 E. Lake St., Minneapolis.

Tool Sharpening Demystified with Paul Linden

Tool-Sharpening-Demystified-Class

In this class, we will focus on what can be an illusive process of sharpening and maintaining various edge tools for woodworking. Making tools sharp is essentially a very straightforward process in theory, but the proliferation of advice and equipment can be very confusing. We will practice sharpening several different tools, using both simple and sophisticated methods. We will discuss and analyze various types of steel, as well as several different variations of sharpening equipment and technique. Students will get a hands-on opportunity to take a tool to perfect sharpness, learn how to assess when the tool needs more attention, and try some quick and convenient methods for maintenance. This class is suitable for beginners and above.
A Supply Fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the conclusion of the class. Supply List: nothing required; but students should feel free to bring a small hand tool for practice - carving knife, chisel, plane blade, cabinet scraper, pair of scissors.
Milan Village Arts School Members: $75    Non-members: $90

Saturday, February 23, 2019    9 to 4   Class filled

Registration deadline: February 9    Click here to register...

Teacher Bio: Paul Linden is a sculptor and maker of things who lives in Minneapolis and works in the Art Department of the University of Minnesota. He has taught courses and workshops in sculptural woodworking, metal fabrication and metal-casting as well as traditional craft techniques. Paul has almost never met a tool that he didn’t like, and proves this by his ever-expanding collection. He takes great satisfaction from using self-made tools and is constantly modifying, remaking, and learning the use of old and new hand tools. Paul tries hard to spend all of his extra time either in the wood or metal shop, or outside with his kids.

As part of Ingebretsen’s collaboration with the Milan Village Arts School of Milan, Minnesota, we are pleased to offer a new class taught by Paul Linden. You will register with Milan Village Arts School for the class and attend right here at Ingebretsen’s main store, 1601 E. Lake St., Minneapolis.


All-Levels Sámi-inspired Bracelet Class

Sami-Bracelet-Class

Learn to make a Sámi-inspired leather bracelet, a distinctive jewelry style that developed in the Sámi's northern nomadic culture. Reindeer are important to the culture and the traditional jewelry incorporates softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler.
All levels of skill are welcome at this class! Please be sure to tell the person registering you if you are a beginner or a returning student so the instructor can prepare accordingly.

Beginning Bracelet Class
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 $50 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $95 and is payable to the instructor.
Advanced Bracelet Class
Advanced students will create a wide, multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils. The class fee is $50 and payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $125 and is payable to the instructor.


Saturday, April 20      10 to 5

To learn more about the instuctor, Liz Bucheit, and about the class, please read our blog post...


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

Silver-Viking-Knit-Bracelet-Class

 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