We’re going to folk school in Sweden for a year. We will be attending Sätergläntan Folk School in Dalarna, where Philip will be studying blacksmithing and woodworking and I will be studying weaving and spinning. We decided now would be a good time, as we don’t have children yet and are still young. When we come back, we hope to open a folk school of our own, where we will have classes and workshops on traditional Scandinavian skills and crafts and dancing. Of course, we plan to stop in Norway on the way to Sweden to visit Philip’s relatives and attend some dance events. (I might possibly get a chance to work in a bunad shop for a week too!)
Now for the answers to the questions I know you’re asking:
Yes, this is real.
No, we don’t have all the plans made yet.
No, we don’t have our visa/all our funding/plans yet. It’s a work in progress. We just decided this at the end of November. We haven’t even gotten our official acceptance to the school yet.
Yes, we are applying for grants and scholarships galore.
Yes, we are working on the Swedish language.
Even though we are saving as much money as we can, and applying for grants and scholarships, we may still need more money. If you feel like helping us, we have a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for our trip. Depending on how much money you give us, there are different awesome thank-you gifts like bone dice, drinking horns, and gift cards to my store!
Oh, and if you donate a lot, I’ll handknit you a pair of socks. 🙂
The link is here: http://www.gofundme.com/637l3o
If you want to donate to our cause and help our dreams come true, we would greatly appreciate it. If you want to donate and don’t want to go through GoFundMe, just shoot me an e-mail at kelsey dot seamstress at yahoo dot com. You’ll still get the same thank-you gifts.
If you can’t give us any money, we would still greatly appreciate your prayers and well wishes! Thanks so much! Tack så mycket!