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Wirework for the Home & Wirework Jewelry: Swedish Luffarslöjd

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Course Overview

Luffarslöjd, or Swedish wire craft, is experiencing a renaissance in Sweden, with items for sale at every market and konsthantverk craft shop. A wide variety of household and decorative items can be made with inexpensive wire, which is why it was so widely practiced by Swedish vagabonds during the early 20th century. Although there are many traditional luffarslöjd items, there seem to be no rules to the craft, with designs and intricacies limited only by the crafter’s imagination. On day one of the course, we will focus on traditional items including egg-beating whisks, trivets, baskets, candleholders, and coat hooks. On day two, students will have the option to focus specifically on jewelry, or continue with general projects. Course participants will choose from a variety of projects which will be created using traditional tools and materials.

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