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Artisan Development Program

Community Supports Craft

Posted July 30, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
Felting, like any craft, can be intensely solitary and for someone who thrives on social interaction, this…
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Time, and Harvest Time

Posted July 10, 2020
by Emily Derke
Right now it’s harvest season. That means that it is the season to collect some specific materials…
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Envisioning the Next World

Posted June 26, 2020
by Christine Novotny
“Our imaginations are typically governed by the creative content that we take in, and that creative content…
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Becoming Intimate with the Characters of Wool

Posted June 12, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
One of my favorite woolly characters is the Abominable Snowman from the Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer movie. …
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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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