My friend Carol Johnson, a passionate collector of Scandinavian textiles, has many wonderful tapestries in her collection. I photographed 59 the other day, and that’s not counting the additional four on display at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota right now!
If you would like to see these pieces, I have scheduled a Weavers Guild mini-Scandinavian tapestry seminar for Thursday, May 31, 6-8 pm, at the Textile Center of Minnesota.
Scandinavian Tapestry Treasures
Whether your interest in Scandinavian tapestry focuses on history, design, or technique—or all three—take advantage of the opportunity to see 59 Swedish and Norwegian tapestries owned by local collector Carol Johnson. Carol purchased her treasures over several decades from auctions, dealers, and her new favorite venue, eBay. Enjoy the display and the opportunity to study the sett, wool, and images. Robbie LaFleur will discuss the history of tapestry in Scandinavia, and the differences between Norwegian and Swedish traditions. 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, located at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
$5 reservation reserves your spot. Open to the public. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the last forty years Carol Johnson has snapped up wonderful bargains in her search for Scandinavian textiles. Her tapestry collection, generally speaking, includes Norwegian and Swedish tapestries of modest size. The tapestries are charming and well-executed. Some are close approximations of historical pieces.
There is another day that I wish I lived in Minnesota. Joanne
I have just discovered your wonderful website, and I’ve so much enjoyed these entries about the 59 tapestries! I also wish I was in Minnesota and could attend your seminar- I would love to know more about the differences in Norwegian and Swedish tapestry traditions.
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