In-Person - Telemarksteppe Weaving (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person - Telemarksteppe Weaving (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, October 6 - Sunday, October 10 (9:00 am-5:00 pm) with Laura Demuth

Level of Instruction
For weavers familiar with reading a draft and dressing a floor loom.
$350.00 Members
$400.00 Non-members
Materials Fee
There is a materials fee of $25 for the linen warp yarn, payable to the instructor. You have the option to purchase pattern weft yarn at the local yarn store and should expect to pay $45 or more. The class will walk down the street to the yarn shop on the first day to purchase materials. A detailed supply and tool list will be provided by email (after registration) in the weeks leading up to the class. 

Telemarksteppe is a Norwegian weaving technique from Telemark, a county of Norway located along its southeastern coast. Using six harnesses and five treadles, Telemarksteppe is a three-block structure woven on a tabby ground. Traditionally woven on a linen warp with wool pattern weft, Telemarksteppe also includes charming weft loops on the selvages. One of the great pleasures of weaving Telemarksteppe is the opportunity it offers to design at the loom using both color and pattern.


***This class is an in-person class at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***

Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.


The Folk Art greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at or call 563-382-9681.


Enrollment Deadline: September 15, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Laura Demuth

Laura Demuth

Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production, from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom. Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah, Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career. Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques, and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She has taught classes in traditional Scandinavian weave structures at Vesterheim and John C. Campbell Folk School.