Textile Tour: Bunader in Norway

May 2025

Begin your tour in Bergen on Syttende Mai (May 17) surrounded by local residents dressed in the traditional bunad, or national costume, as they celebrate Norway’s Constitution Day. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about many kinds of traditional textiles and try your hand at several techniques. The highlight will be an intensive three-day hands-on workshop at Universitetet i Sørøst Norge in Telemark. This tour will be led by textile expert and folk art instructor, Jane Addams, who is a first-generation Norwegian American with much travel experience in the country.
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Reserve Your Spot on Tour

For more information about upcoming tours:

Rolf Svanoe
563-382-9681, ext. 240

Tour Leader

LEADER: Jane Addams

Jane Addams is a first generation Norwegian American with a long family history in the woolen mills of Norway. She has 13 years of experience knitting traditional Norwegian colorwork. Raised in Illinois, she has spent years in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Decorah, Iowa. She vows never to live outside of the “sweater weather” zone. Jane designs Selbu mittens for yarn stores and fashion brands and enjoys studying and teaching this rich textile heritage.