Scandinavian boutique moves to FVTC
After 18 years, the Scandinavian Christmas Boutique has outgrown its previous home.
This year, it will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, at Fox Valley Technical College Regional Center in Waupaca.
The center is located off of the 22/54/A/K bypass that connects U.S. Highway 10 and State Highway 54. It exits between Waupaca Municipal Airport-Brunner Field and Fleet Farm, or is south of the State Highway 54 roundabout.
The entrance and parking will be at the back of the technical college, off Godfrey Drive. The building is handicap accessible.
The event began with rosemaling teacher Juel Krueger and her rosemaling students, and they are welcoming other FVTC classes to offer their handiwork.
The class of woodcarving teacher Joe Fink will have a variety of carvings. Carved wildlife and Christmas items will include flat-plane carving, relief carving, woodburning and chip carving.
Stained glass teacher Mary Beisner and her students will present items that can be used to decorate a home or to give as gifts.
Swedish weaving is taught by Donna Mundt for FVTC, and she will show and tell about her expertise in that Scandinavian tradition.
Extra space in the school will allow for a new coffee area serving Scandinavian sweets and Norwegian open-face sandwiches.
Demonstrations will be presented throughout the two-day event.
There will be ongoing rosemaling, woodcarving and lefse making; Swedish weaving, baking krumkake, cradle loom weaving, stained glass, tatting, Hardanger and two-color knitting will be shown at intervals.
“A Small Group of Woodwinds” will occasionally provide music, including well-known tunes and carols.
The Scandinavian Boutique will also feature jewelrry, knit and crocheted items, doll clothes, woven items, trolls, books, cookbooks, Christmas ornaments and decorations, honey, maple syrup, preserves, Scandinavian bakery and lefse.