Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist and weaving instructor, Jan Mostrom, joined by Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik, as they discuss rya coverlets and rutevev weaving from the collection. Then, connect with other weavers for a short time to ask questions or share one thing you are working on during this time of staying home.
Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community during this unpredictable time. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist. The online gathering will also include the opportunity for the small group of participants to show and share what you’re working on in the safe way we can – digitally!
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the class.
Enrollment Deadline: November 16, 2020
Jan Mostrom, from Chanhassen, Minnesota, has been a weaver for over 40 years, with a special interest in Scandinavian textiles. She teaches weaving and rug hooking throughout the Midwest, and her patient and encouraging instruction creates an inspiring class atmosphere for weavers of all levels! Jan earned a Vesterheim Gold Medal in 1999 and is a longtime member of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota's Scandinavian Weavers Study Group. She learned to weave from Lila Nelson, master weaver and Vesterheim’s first textile curator, while she was a student at Luther College in Decorah. Since then she has studied with many Norwegian teachers in the United States and in Norway. Her work was included in Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition, a 1995 traveling exhibition curated by Marion Nelson, former Vesterheim Executive Director, and the exhibition book by the same title.