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Artisan Development Program

Milling My Own Lumber

Posted May 21, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
One of my aspirations as a boat builder is to create my own lumber.  I am motivated to…
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Observations of Plants and Animals

Posted May 6, 2020
by Emily Derke
Learning the terminology for bud ID    As the season changes from winter to spring, there is…
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Handwoven Towels

Posted April 24, 2020
by Christine Novotny
Towels. What a straightforward object. Before I was a weaver, I disregarded towels all together. Every towel…
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The Dance of Art, Craft, Teaching... and the Virus

Posted April 2, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
I couldn’t not address the current drama of COVID-19, but I also wanted to include the joy of…
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Early Norwegian Sea Chests

Posted March 26, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
Wooden storage boxes have long been considered a great woodworking project with challenges varied enough to meet…
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Baskets, Food and Learning

Posted March 13, 2020
by Emily Derke
As I begin my time in the Artisan Development Program at North House, I’ll share a bit…
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Why I Weave

Posted February 27, 2020
by Christine Novotny
Hello everyone! My name is Christine Novotny, and I am part of the newest cohort in the…
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Building the Seksaering at the Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter

Posted February 26, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
The more I watch this seksaering be built there at the small boat shop at the Hardanger…
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Greetings from the Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter in Norway!

Posted February 21, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
Greetings from Norway!  Its beautiful here, and I'm learning a lot quite fast.  It's the rainy season…
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To Be or Not to Be... Making It?

Posted January 23, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
 Ready to travel to the Julmarknad Sale at the Swedish Institute A car stuffed with 100’s, likely…
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