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- All are welcome.
Share your lunch break with clothing designer, artisan, and historian Carol Colburn as she examines dresses made from handwoven fabric. She will highlight objects from the Vesterheim collection, including several garments dating from the 1860s. This event is open to both practicing fiber artists and folk-art enthusiasts alike.
Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations featuring beloved folk-art school instructors. Spotlighting the incredible collection of folk art at Vesterheim, these conversations are opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community. Each event will highlight a piece or several from the museum's collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.
The listed class time includes one Zoom session on Wednesday, October 13 (Noon-1:00pm CT).
Supplies: Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.
Enrollment Deadline: October 11, 2021
About the Instructor
Carol Colburn’s background in theater, art history/museology, and human ecology/textiles has led her to study textile and clothing history from many perspectives. Her continuing interest in Norwegian-American clothing has resulted in many projects and publications inspired by the collections at Vesterheim Museum. Now living in Duluth, Minnesota, she turns to material culture methodologies for this work, often resulting in hands-on exploration of weave structures, garment cut, and sewing techniques. In addition to researching historical garments for what they tell us today, Carol teaches heritage sewing workshops at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Visit her website - carolcolburn.net