• Ceramic Tile with Cork Back
    This trivet is a tribute to Harley Refsal: author (including two books above), teacher, carver extraordinaire, and recipient of the St. Olav Medal of Honor. Depicting Refsal at work, artist Suzanne Toftey has accurately captured the likeness of Refsal and his characters. Reviving the art of flat-plane carving, Refsal is best ... ... more

  • by Helen Ingeborg
    This 32-page revised edition contains directions for common Swedish Christmas crafts, recipes for holiday foods, common phrases, and Christmas songs and traditions. Everything in the books seems easy to follow, and the crafts and recipes utilize common tools and ingredients. Ingeborg explains Swedish traditions such ... ... more

  • by Janine Kosel
    Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum

    This beautiful book is a collection of thirty patterns for handknits from Vesterheim—folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and sweaters—all inspired by traditional knits housed in the museum. With an introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and ... ... more

  • by Mette N. Handberg

    Subtitled "Classic Sweaters, Hats, Vests, and Mittens," more than 20 knitting projects fill this volume written by Handberg. Mette N. Handberg designed the 2006-2007 official sweater for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team. She has been a prominent textile artist in Norway for more than 40 years, and has designed patterns ... ... more

  • by Sara Norrman, editor
    Scandinavian design is known world over. This applies to architecture, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and in this case, home interiors. Emphasized are airiness, lightness, and the use of natural elements. Twenty homes in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this book, and divided into four categories: Elegant Simplicity, Vintage-Inspired, Pared-Down Modern, and ... ... more

  • by Helene S. Lundberg

    Lundberg, a talented woman in Sweden, has published numerous books about Swedish crafts, decorating and entertaining. In this recently released book, translated by Annika S. Hipple, Lundberg lists necessary materials, step-by-step directions, 90 full-page colored pictures, and patterns for projects that incorporate traditional crafts from her homeland with design aspects of contemporary ... ... more

  • by Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel
    Just as the designs in Norwegian Handknits (below) were inspired by items at Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, many of the designs in this book stemmed from the historic textiles at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Along with knitting patterns from various regions in Sweden, the authors include bits of ... ... more

  • by Harley Refsal
    The whittled little folk are delightful. From Kristian to Thea to the Woodsman, acclaimed artist Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. Readers will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian-inspired man and woman. Once they have learned to carve these, ... ... more