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The new catalog is landing in mailboxes across the country. Read on for everything you need to know ahead of registration at the end of February.

Greater biodiversity, more vibrant colors, taking the time to slow down—there are myriad benefits to growing plants for natural dyes. In this post, Resident Artisan Liz O'Brien writes about growing a garden to dye for. 

Why make a sample when you can get straight to the fun part? In this post, Caroline Feyling writes about an integral part of the sewing process: working with mockups.

North House is now accepting applications for the Artisan Development Program (2024 – 2026). Applications are due April 1 at noon, CST. Learn more and apply.

In 2023, North House instructor Peter Henrikson took his timber framing skills to France to help rebuild Notre Dame's iconic timbered roof. Join Peter February 21 at 7pm in the Red Building for a presentation about his once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
 

Looking for more? Read through more recent blog articles or visit Crafting in Place to see upcoming online events and watch past content.

Featured Events & Activities

2024 Course Kickoff

2024 Course Kickoff

June 1—October 15 courses open for registration February 29!

It's time to plan your next trip to North House! Courses for summer and early fall 2024 are now live on our website and registration opens February 29 at 9am CST. North House members get to register a day early, on February 28.

Curious about becoming a member? Not sure how to register? Click the button below to find everything you need to prepare for registration day.
 

Wood Week 2024

Wood Week 2024

Mon, March 11 - Mon, March 18

Can you smell the fresh cut wood? Wood Week is just around the corner and will be log-jam-packed with everything the woodworker’s heart desires. This year's event features two special guest instructors: Julia Kalthoff of Kalthoff Axes and woodturner Mark Gardner. Don't miss the free Carver’s Conference on Friday, March 15, complete with demonstrations by Kalthoff and Gardner, a woodworking demo fair, pizza bake potluck, and more. You'll also find evening programming happening throughout the week!

Wood Week courses are open for registration with space available in a few courses, including Shrink Boxes on the Lathe with Mark Gardner and Unlocking the Secrets of the Yeast Ring with Fred Livesay. 

Accepting Applications for Resident Artisans

Accepting Applications for Resident Artisans

North House is now accepting applications for the Artisan Development Program (September 2024 – June 2026 program dates). This program nurtures the growth of the next generation of traditional craft artisans and offers:

  • A budget for professional development and mentorship
  • Practice teaching
  • A living stipend
  • Studio space
  • Regional, national, and international connections to institutions and artisans

Applications are due April 1 at noon, CST. Learn more and apply.

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

The Campaign for North House

Framing the Future sets the stage for the next 25 years of enriching lives and building community on the shores of Lake Superior. Creating a new front door that welcomes the world to North House, strengthening our core operations, enhancing campus access—this campaign is the critical next step of programmatic and campus evolution. 

Construction on the new building has started! Follow along with the progress through our blog and video updates here

Community Craft Nights

Community Craft Nights

Tuesdays 6-8pm, January 9 - February 27

Have a project that you’re itching to finish? Bring it to craft night! Join us on Tuesday evenings this winter for Community Craft Nights at North House. Some weeks have a theme based on an area of craft that the host is excited to share, but all crafts are welcome. If you aren’t working on anything, you’re welcome to come socialize and see others’ work.

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here! And browse the digital edition while you wait!

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

A Garden to Dye For – February 21

Greater biodiversity, more vibrant colors, taking the time to slow down—there are myriad benefits to growing plants for natural dyes. In this post, Resident Artisan Liz O'Brien writes about growing a garden to dye for. 

Trial and Error: Working with Mockups – February 19

Why make a sample when you can get straight to the fun part? In this post, Caroline Feyling writes about an integral part of the sewing process: working with mockups.