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In her final North House Blog Post, Elise Kyllo reflects on what she has learned in her time in the Artisan Development Program. 

Fully Felted Finale showcases of the felt work of Elise Kyllo and celebrates her two and half year journey working with wool and the great gifts of time, space, and mentors  in the Artisan Development Program at North House Folk School. Stop by to see Elise's signature playful, bright creations!

Tuesday-Thursday July 27th–29th, and Sunday–Tuesday August 1st-3rd. 10 am – 4 pm each day.

Video: Virtual Boat Tour: Acorn to Arabella

Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. This ultimate DIY project will continue well past launch, when they will travel and learn to cruise aboard the boat that they’ve built.

Our 24th Wooden Boat Show has wrapped up and we had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came to visit us and all those that were there in spirit. Follow the link below to see some images from the weekend's festivities. 

Live Q&A with the Captain of Pilgrim

Saturday June 19 at 2pm

We will host the Captain of Pilgrim - the amazing vessel visiting from Russia - on the North House docks for a Q&A. Come learn more about the building of this boat, their 3-year journey from Russia to Duluth, and their plans for the future!

Looking for more online craft content? Visit our Crafting in Place page for a full schedule of upcoming webinars, videos, and more, as well as the complete archive of past content.

Featured Events & Activities

We're Hiring - Administrative Director

We're Hiring - Administrative Director

Join the North House team!

North House is fueled by the focused efforts and inspired work of our team. After welcoming several key new additions to our staff team, we are now actively looking for a next addition, filling our newly evolved Administrative Director position.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Safe, family-friendly activities have resumed on the North House campus

It’s summertime on the Grand Marais Harbor and the campus has much to offer, whether you’re well-versed in craft or just curious about what’s happening at North House. A free Saturday Campus Tour is a good way to get oriented to the history and activity of the school. A two-hour Intro to Wood Fired Baking Course is a great way to spend some time making and breaking bread with friends. Every Thursday through Sunday, see craft in action with live demonstrations with our Instructors in Residence. And of course, you can book a sail on our schooner, Hjørdis.

View our summer activity guide for more information on upcoming events, programs, and courses.

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis will be sailing until October 3! Bookings are available now.

  • Sails are around one hour in duration.
  • Each sail is limited to a single group or household.
  • There is a booking minimum of four tickets per sail (you can still sail with fewer than four, but must pay for four). Maximum of six.

September bookings will open on August 1. As we sort through our captains’ schedules we will add additional sails to the calendar, so please check back soon.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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In her final North House Blog Post, Elise Kyllo reflects on what she has learned in her time in the Artisan Development Program. 

Image for Community Boat Building Days: The Herring Skiff

Community Boat Building Days: The Herring Skiff

Join in and lend a hand as we build a herring skiff this summer! Wednesdays through Saturdays in June, join Josh Tolkan in the outdoor workshop to help out: no experience required, just a willingness to learn. 

Learn more here

Request a Catalog

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here!