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Karen Aakre

Underwood, MN
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Karen is a fiber farmer that spins, weaves, and felts sheep wool. She traveled to Norway to learn skinnfeller 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

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Teaser image for Introduction to Skinnfeller: Online Course

Introduction to Skinnfeller: Online Course

Skinnfeller is a traditional Norwegian textile craft that until recently was little known in the United States. 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.…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
2-4pm CT
Instructor: Karen Aakre

Past Courses Offered by Karen Aakre

Skinnfeller: Norwegian Printed Sheepskins