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Karen Aakre

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Karen Aakre is a fiber farmer that spins, weaves, and felts sheep wool. She travelled to Norway to learn this craft from Britt Solheim. She taught art for 15 years and has taught this craft since 2011. Karen is very involved in her Norwegian heritage and raises sheep llamas and goats. Check this out for a great piece on Karen's background.

Current Courses Offered by Karen Aakre

2 days
Teaser image for Skinfeller: Norwegian Printed Sheepskins

Skinfeller: Norwegian Printed Sheepskins

Skinfeller is a traditional Norwegian textile craft that until recently was little known in the US. Though many textiles made the journey across the Atlantic with thousands of Norwegian immigrant families, for reasons lost to history these sewn and decorated sheepskins are rarely seen in collections in the US. Made…
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
Instructor: Karen Aakre