The Twin Ports Rosemaling Society
of Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin
Photos from the 2006 Fest, which was held on October 7 at the Superior Curling Club
The fjord horse is an ancient breed used to work in the fjords of Norway. It is a calm, quiet breed. This one is a 19-year-old brown dunn.
The black in the center of his mane is indicative of his breed. The mane was trimmed behind his ears, but left long in front to protect his face from flies and bad weather.
He's a work horse and occasionally pulls this sleigh.
Inside the building was filled with all kinds of Scandinavian crafts,
including twelve tables of rosemaling by the members of the Twin Ports Rosemaling Society.
Everything from shoes to trunks
Walter Grittner - Chip carving
Boxes, plates and tine carved by Walter Grittner
Diane Hoven - Hardanger embroidery
Detail of piece that won first place in the 2006 Sons of Norway International Competition
demonstrating rosemaling and
Guest artist Egil Dahle ~ Norwegian Rosemaler
Fern Olin demonstrating spinning
Susan Challstrom-Bennet ~ roving and yarn and jewelry
Jon and Joan Barrett ~ woodworking ~ rosemaling
Kay Staven ~ rag rugs
Paul Loftnes with a carved wooden bowl
Mark Staples ~ woodenware
Books covering all aspects of Scandinavia from the Scandinavian marketplace
Lois Mattson ~ Lastu (Finnish for "shavings")
Beautiful creations made from wood shavings
Nancy and Carol making fresh lefsa
Betty Peterson and the Lincoln Ramblers
(Photos by Ceci Riehl and Herman Challstrom)