Vesterheim is giving an online presentation for the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild in San Francisco. Vesterheim Chief Curator, Laurann Gilbertson, will speak about the colorful, wool coverlets, called åklær, that women wove in farm homes all across Norway. These coverlets were used as warm bed coverings and also for wall hangings on festive occasions. They played important roles during baptism, weddings, and funerals. They came to America with the immigrants and were an important reminder of their life in Norway. The presentation is illustrated with images of many Vesterheim’s 140 coverlets.
Membership in the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild in San Francisco, California is required to attend this meeting. Prospective members interested in joining the guild may contact Laura Schickli at firstname.lastname@example.org to join and request a meeting link. Prorated member dues for the remainder of 2021 are $15 and include access to other guild programs. Find more information about the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild in San Francisco, California, here.