First Time Hostfest-Goer Experiences Crafting

Published 09/30 2016 05:24PM

Updated 09/30 2016 05:24PM

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As the Høstfest continues there is still so much to see every day.

There's live music, food, shopping, and all things Scandinavian.

Becky Farr was there once again to experience some craftwork.

(Becky Farr KX News) Among the food, entertainment, and vendors at Høstfest, are the people behind it all.

People from all over come to take part in North America's biggest Scandinavian Festival.

Touchstone Energy's Artisan Village has many traditional crafts for festival goers to get a quick history lesson, to buy, or even to learn how to do it themselves.

(Becky Lusk/Wisconsin) "Wood carving is one of the oldest art forms in Scandinavia. They work with what they had and that was wood, they had a lot of wood. So, they made wooden bowls, wooden utensils, you know everything they made was out of wood."

(Don Karsky/Wisconsin) "Twenty-nine years and I have to say that the highlight is seeing people that we've seen year after year come back."

(Farr) Karsky and his wife came from Wisconsin selling and weaving Scandinavian flags.

(Karsky) "Well I thank you so much."

(Farr) He says the Høstfest Executive Director Pam Davy discovered his weavings at an art fair almost 30 years ago and he has been coming to Minot ever since.

(Carlos) "When you're knitting, only focus on these two. This one, and this one here."

Toward the back of the Artisan Village is Høstfest University.

One of the classes offered is Christmas ball knitting.

(Carlos/Norway) "Our idea was to make it simple, easy things to do, so that more people would get into knitting."

(Farr) Instructors Arne and Carlos came from Norway to teach designs from their internationally best-selling book, "55 Christmas Balls to Knit."

(Carlos) "The biggest struggle is getting people started but once they get past the few first rows it's really easy, so you can knit one of these in a couple of hours."

(Farr) Artisan Village is in Copenhagen Hall with plenty more to choose from.

From the Norsk Høstfest in Minot, Becky Farr, KX News.

I also came across a Rosemale station selling plates and beautiful hand painted decorations.

Now that I have seen the Rosemale all week I think that is one of my favorite designs.

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