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"Pillows and Pins in Southern Sweden" Talk by Lena Alebo
Skåne in the 1800s was home to a community of gifted, enterprising women. Lace patterns and artistry were passed from mother to daughter, and tools and materials were homemade; linen thread was spun from the flax grown in one’s fields, and lace was made atop a roller filled with tightly packed hair from the family’s cows and pigs.
Lena Alebo, Director of Österlens Museum in Skåne, Sweden, will be joined by her daughter, dressed in period lace-adorned costume. She’ll present in the new Folke Bernadotte Conference Room; attendees are invited to purchase lunch in the café and bring it into the talk. Included with museum admission but please call 612-871-4907 to RSVP.