December 1210:30am – 11:30am
Arts & Culture
December 126:30pm – 8:00pm
Swedish Christmas goat made out of straw used as a decoration during the holidays. There is a giant one built in Gävle, Sweden, every year and this year ASI has added its own oversized julbock to the collection.
Hur många julbock har du hemma? How many straw Christmas goats do you have at home?
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
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A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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Steen Madsen discovered basket making through his early love of old handcrafts such as Stone Age flint knapping, rope making, hide tanning, and wood carving. In 1979, he was introduced to basket making while working with 7500-year-old Danish Stone Age eel traps made of willow. Soon he was growing his own willow and teaching workshops in basket making.
For the last few decades, Steen has been a full time basket maker and basketry teacher. He keeps busy growing willow, teaching basket making around Europe and the US, educating basketry apprentices, and weaving baskets for museums, film and theatre productions, and collectors. Steen has also written two books about basket making: Flet med Pil, a beginner book in Danish and Baskets with Corners about square basket work, which has been translated to English.
He is an avid collector of old baskets and his collection of several hundred extends from 1840-1965. This is all part of his searching for knowledge about the cultural history of baskets and basket making, which could lead to his third book. He lives and works in Ringsted, Denmark.
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