Friday, January 28, 2011

Viking Knit - Bracelet Mini Session - Barb Heike

Barbara Heike will be teaching a Viking knit jewelry class at Northern Wefts 2011. The class will be offered 3 times as a Mini-Session MN602, MN703 and MN902. The viking bracelet is amazing, it is so beautiful. You will quickly learn the technique and with Barb's help you will have a beautiful silver bracelet to wear home.

Barb recently entered several pieces in the Artists of the New North juried art show in Neenah, WI, which is about an hour south of Green Bay.

The show was held at the Bergstrom.Mahler Museum, which has one of the largest collections of German glass paperweights in the world. You won't find any loose paper blowing around at the Bergstrom. You can check out the contest entries on line at

Almost two hundred artists from all over Northeast Wisconsin entered their work, and only 50 were accepted. Barbara was one of those! The art in the show consists of glass work, sculpture, painting, and jewelry. There were no categories, so Barbara's Viking knitting was up against all kinds of different art.

She and her husband Mark were invited by the museum to attend a Champaign reception for the artists and their friends. After the reception they announced the winners of the show and Barbara won! Well, she didn't take first place but she did get honorable mention and a check for $100. During the next few weeks, the art exhibit will be open to the public and she may sell some of her jewelry.

Here she is at the awards ceremony receiving her
award from the head of the museum. See that giant ear of corn in the background? That took first place. Who wants a big, glass ear of corn anyway?

And here the award winner is next to her exhibit.

A Close up of Barbara's jewelry

Learn how to make these beautiful knitted silver pieces from Barbara at Northern Wefts 2011

the Midwest Weavers Conference to be held in Hancock, Michigan
June 23-25 , 2011
Registration is now online at

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