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Wood Canvas Canoe Restorations

Posted March 25, 2021
by Josh Tolkan
As winter melts to spring and people dream of summer adventures, I have been busy restoring wood…
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The Shoemaker and the Tanner

Posted March 11, 2021
by Emily Derke
“Experimentation is necessary in creating your own truths,” a friend of mine recently told me. Right now…
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The Tog and the Thel

Posted February 25, 2021
by Christine Novotny
As of February 3, I have officially been in the Artisan Development Program 1 year. I’ve spent…
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Building the Adirondack Guideboat

Posted January 14, 2021
by Josh Tolkan
Hi North House Blog Readers! It has been a while since I have written and I am…
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Porcupine Shrieks and Other Hunting Stories

Posted December 23, 2020
by Emily Derke
As the days get shorter and colder, I am working outside getting deer hides ready for tanning.…
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Creating Connection in an Online Marketplace

Posted December 8, 2020
by Christine Novotny
In lieu of so many lovely holiday sales this time of year, I focused my fall months…
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Grundtvik and Transatlantic Felting

Posted December 3, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
Mette Ostman and I working on a wet felted vessel via the internet I have recently met a…
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Birch bark, whitefish, and baskets.

Posted November 5, 2020
by Emily Derke
Many people recognize and know the birch tree. I often think about how familiar we are with…
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Color in Weaving

Posted October 23, 2020
by Christine Novotny
Coming from a painting background, I am always fascinated by color interaction. I am quick to emphasize…
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Drama or Dreams

Posted September 23, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
This is a time of numerous challenges for many and exhausting drama in the world. I feel…
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