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Natalie Norman

Natalie became interested in the culture of the Swedish costume pieces when her young daughter joined a Swedish choir and dance group over 20 years ago.  She has taught these classes and has had the joy of public speaking on the history of the “kjolvaska”, or skirt purse, from many of the Swedish parishes.   A Minneapolis native, Natalie is a recent recipient of a Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions Fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF).

April 2019

Kjolvaska: Swedish Skirt Bag

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$65 10 tickets left

Once these ‘pockets’ or bags were used to carry oats or salt so the cows would follow you home.  Today they are more apt to be used for cell phones and car keys.  An ideal size, the practical bag serves as a reminder of heritage and as a focal point of beauty as it carries your belongings.  Inspired by the "kjolvaska", or skirt purse, which accompanies the Swedish folk dress, you will create a similar multi-purpose pocket.  The surface design…

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