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The Bethany College Swedish Crafts Program provides students with an opportunity to learn how to make hand-crafted objects that celebrate the Lindsborg community’s rich history in the arts and Swedish culture.  Students learn the value of hand skills, the potentials of collaboration, and the necessity of servant leadership.  This program prepares students to contribute on a larger scale to the local community and to the world. We will strive to produce fine arts and crafts leaders with a strong work ethic. Students will engage real-world business practices, from making to selling to shipping.  We do not just teach production, but how to lead and create beyond what we have established.

Bethany College is committed to offering distinctive experiences for students, such as the Swedes to Sweden initiative, and now the Swedish Crafts Program. It is our desire to instill a respect for tradition and a respect for the handmade, craftsmanship, design, and for art. We are not just making crafted objects; we are making people who strive to represent the many aspects of Bethany’s identity. We will connect Bethany’s past, present, and future.

These Swedish inspired crafts celebrate diversity within our learning community. Our students will learn creative problem solving and diverse intellectual experiences within the craft program. The Swedish craft program offers multicultural educational experiences to the public, enriching the arts experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the Lindsborg community.

The Campus Store is located inside the Mingenback Art Center, hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Swedish Crafts Cottage is located at 413 N. 2nd St., Lindsborg, KS 67456

For more information contact Eleanor Heimbaugh or Justin Burton at swedishcrafts@bethanylb.edu or find us on Facebook.

  • This broom was traditionally used by priests to sprinkle holy water. Each priest broom is made with the finest broomcorn. Handwoven by Bethany students, the stalks of the broomcorn plant create a unique braid. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike.  Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • Medium Bethany Bowl Large Bethany Bowls

    Bethany Bowls

    $20.00$30.00
    These hand-thrown bowls are uniquely crafted with a set amount of clay for each size. Each student has their own style and shaping technique that make every bowl special. These bowls honor school spirit through the blue and yellow glaze. A finishing touch is added to the inside of the bowl. You'll find a Swedish folk art design with the letters 'BC' to represent Bethany College. Each bowl is handmade, please allow 30 days for your bowl to ship.
  • The Bethany Broom represents Bethany College and its commitment to excellence. Hand-dyed blue broomcorn and handstitched with three golden rolls of stitching to represent the Holy Trinity and the college’s devotion to its Swedish Lutheran heritage. The handles are eucalyptus or poplar ecologically harvested in the United States as a part of Bethany’s core value of sustainability. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • A broom for your future Bethany student! The Bethany Kid’s Broom represents Bethany College and its commitment to excellence. Hand-dyed blue broomcorn and hand stitched with golden rolls of stitching to represent the college’s devotion to its Swedish heritage. The handles are poplar, ecologically harvested in the United States as a part of Bethany’s core value of sustainability. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • This style of broom is called a turkey wing. It dates back to at least the colonial period in American history. Hand-dyed blue broomcorn and a natural color handwoven handle represent the College’s devotion to its Swedish heritage. Each one is handwoven by Bethany College students. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • A cake tester is a traditional means of testing your favorite baked goods, such as a Kladdkaka. Just break off a piece and dip in a cake to see if it comes out clean or gooey. Also makes excellent kitchen décor! Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • A long handled broom that uses craft broomcorn makes a good way to reach up to high places. Each one is made on locally sourced wood that helps Bethany brooms have a lower environmental impact than most other brooms. Each is handwoven and stitched on Bethany’s campus. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike.  Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • Hand-dyed black broomcorn hides most cinders and allows for a good sweep. The white stitching provides a nice contrast and makes an attractive addition to any fireplace. The handle is poplar, ecologically harvested in the United States as a part of Bethany’s core value of sustainability. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • A broom for your future Bethany student! Made with natural broomcorn and hand-stitched with black nylon stitching on Bethany College campus. The handles are poplar, ecologically harvested in the United States as a part of Bethany’s core value of sustainability. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • In Swedish, kök means kitchen and that is what this broom is perfect for!  Each one is natural broomcorn and hand-stitched with three rolls of stitching to represent the Holy Trinity and the college’s devotion to its Lutheran heritage. The handles are eucalyptus or poplar, ecologically harvested in the United States as a part of Bethany’s core value of sustainability. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • A simple, natural broom with broomcorn bristles perfect for cleaning in pots. Created with black nylon stitching on Bethany College campus. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.
  • Whisk

    $28.00
    This style of broom is called a turkey wing. It dates back to at least the colonial period in American history. This whisk is the perfect size for all occasions. Each one is hand-braided by Bethany College students. Each Bethany Broom is individually handmade and no two are entirely alike. Please allow up to seven days for your Broom to be created and shipped.