Textile Study Tour:
Norway and England
Vesterheim’s tenth Textile Study Tour focuses on the textiles and traditions of the North Atlantic. Learn about weaving, knitting, spinning, embroidery, folk costumes, fashion, and contemporary design, while traveling through Yorkshire in England and through Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, and Vestland Counties in Norway. The tour will include the cities of London, York, Trondheim, and Bergen. You will meet artists, historians, and curators, while visiting studios, factories, museums, and historic sites. Try your hand at textile techniques and enjoy the company of other textile enthusiasts.
Tour Guide and Leader
GUIDE: Ingebjørg Monsen
Ingebjørg Monsen teaches classes in weaving and sewing, and specializes in constructing men’s bunader (national costumes). She offers textile instruction, interesting information, and lots of fun on Vesterheim tours.
LEADER: Laurann Gilbertson
Laurann Gilbertson has been Textile Curator at Vesterheim for 19 years and is now Chief Curator. She has planned and led eight Textile Study Tours, beginning in 2003.