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New Short-term Exhibit "HARDANGERSOM-Norway's Embroidery"

On view until January 29, 2022

This wonderful exhibit of stitchery debuts on Tuesday November 16, 2021, and runs through January 29, 2022.

This type of embroidery is named after the Norwegian district of Hardanger where it still flourishes today. The work is characterized using Kloster blocks. (small blocks of satin stitches). These blocks enable threads to be cut and withdrawn, leaving a grid. The remaining threads are then overcast or women to form bars, and square spaces between them may be decorated with various stitches. The patterns are therefore geometric.

The exhibit includes many pieces owned or created by our volunteers plus some designed and stitched by Stoughton’s own Hardanger instructor, Donna Olson. it also includes pieces from our own collection .

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Livsreise is located in downtown Stoughton, WI – the birth place of the Coffee Break and home to many Norwegian immigrants from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.
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