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Photos from fests






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

Do you mind?  I'm trying to enjoy my lunch.

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.

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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

Wilma Challstrom demonstrating rosemaling and
Maura Corey demonstrating kohlrosing

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

Life-sized gnomes

Mark Staples ~ woodenware

More 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)

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