Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Today when I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I met Kari.  She is from Norway and was showing us a "Bunad" that she made when she was 18 years old and still living in Norway.  Above she shows off her dress, hat, and little purse that she made.
Kari is so cute and I loved seeing her garment and all the handwork on it.  She said that it is custom for the young women to make their own dress, but sometimes the mother would do it. 
Kari said that it is custom to wear this dress for special occasions, such as a wedding, christening, baptism, confirmation.  She said that May 17 is Independence day in Norway and many wear this dress for that celebration.  She said that a "Bunad" is the same as a party dress.  The men have special clothes to wear too and their vests or pants also have this beautiful embroidery. 
 This is a closeup of her handwork.  Isn't it stunning!
Above is a close up of the embroidery on her purse.   Kari now lives in the United States, and has for a while, and has joined the Tuesday Bee.  Aren't quilters wonderful!  Thank you so much Kari for sharing your beautiful dress with us.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  I hate to tell you this, but the Attic Window Quilt Shop's bus for the Heart of Winter Tour on Saturday, Feb. 10th, is sold out!  You can call the shop and get on the waiting list in case someone has to drop out, or you can go to another shop and get on their bus.  There are four shops participating.  You can read about it here.  
  • Trip Around the World, Wednesday, Jan. 31
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, Jan. 31
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1 comment:

Annie said...

What beautiful hand stitching! A wonderful opportunity to share her culture with us.


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