Danish Days ‘Old World Artisans Marketplace’: [More!] Shopping, with a Side of History

An interactive, treasure-collecting highlight of this year’s Solvang Danish Days, is the Old World Artisans Marketplace, which runs both Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, from 9:00 AM, on

The Danish Days Old World Artisans Marketplace features demonstrations and artisanal, hand-crafted items including Scandinavian arts & crafts, woodworking, papercutting, rosemaling, fabric art, jewelry, pottery, and the ever-popular Danish Sisterhood Booth. Click here for Marketplace location, and more Danish Days information.

The 2015 Old World Artisans Marketplace participants include:

Bodil Ølholm – Danish Weaving ArtistBodil Ølholm – Danish Weaving Artist
As a little girl, Bodil began to knit and do needlework. In 1990 she attended the famous Skals Håndarbejdsskole (Skals School of Craft and Design) and that is when she found her passion for weaving. In 2003 she was able to turn the hobby into a profession. Today, Bodil has her own store and workshop in Grindsted. She turns Old Danish handicraft traditions, known since the Bronze Age, into modern designs. Her textile designs, mostly in mulberry silk, are inspired by nature, and each one is built as a piece of art. Bodil is a member of the Danish Craft and Design Association, and her work has been displayed at several juried exhibitions. Among her clients are the Danish singer Johnny Madsen and celebrity hairdresser Dennis Knudsen. In 2012, the Danish Queen Margrethe visited Bodil’s workshop. This is Bodil’s first time in the Old World Artisans Marketplace.

Jewelry by Diane Sorensen BrownJewelry by Diane Sorensen Brown
Handcrafted Original Jewelry with silver and precious stones. The artist has a long connection with the town of Solvang, including the fact that her great-grandfather did the wooden carvings at Bethania Lutheran Church. With a family active in Danish Days over many years, this is her first time in the Old World Artisans Marketplace.

Baltic Crossroads (Alfreds Stinkuls)
Handmade Baltic arts and crafts.

Danish Sisterhood Booth
Handmade and unique items and home-baked goods reflecting our Danish Heritage. Proceeds fund the Danish Sisterhood Scholarship fund.

Fiber Artist (Cari Summer)
Handmade fabric dolls, animals and baby items.

Fallen Tree Art (Chris Hansen). Turned wooden bowls.Fallen Tree Art (Chris Hansen)
Turned wooden bowls.

Lingonberries (Karen Willman)
Artisan-made notecards, scarves, purses, totes, pillows, tablerunners, painted items, small weavings. Vintage Scandinavian postcards (1900-1950s).

Nordic Fox Shop (Heidi Mefferd)
Handmade Scandinavian-inspired gifts and vintage items. Candles, cards, tea towels, tote bags, paper flower crowns, felt gnomes.

Pottery by Petti Pfau
Handmade stoneware bowls and forms.

Rosemaling by Beth Twogood
Handpainted (Rosemaled) wooden ware, including plates, bowls, boxes, planters and more.

Sisters (Mette Julian and Sissel Auerböck)
Handmade ceramics and jewelry, along with some Norwegian country antiques.

Solvang Husflid
Hand-crafted original paintings, decorative art, papirklip (papercuttings), Rosemaling and more.

Sylvie Terrell
Handmade Art Glass Jewelry.

Viking Knit Jewelry (Gale Rugnetta)
Viking Knit Jewelry hand-made by the artists, and cigar jewelry boxes.

Wild Hare Woodworks (Robert Laufer)
Chip carved boxes and break-down furniture with old-world flair.

Woodturning by Mike Magrill
Demonstrating the art of turning wood.

Nordic Education (Earl Jepson)
An assortment of handmade and purchased items that reflect Nordic culture from the period 600-1500.