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Courses Launched for Early 2023

A fresh batch of courses for the first half of 2023 have appeared on our website, along with a new print catalog to read through in a cozy spot. Registration opens September 1.

Posted on August 24, 2022

Below is the full list of courses in this launch. A few more will be added in the next months, but this list represents 90% of the courses that will take place in the first half of 2023. Sign up for the weekly email newsletter to get the latest news on new courses and registration opportunities.

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Handwoven Wool Tote Bag January 05
Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set January 05
Birch Bark Basketry: An Introduction January 06
All Ground Up: Sausage Making January 07
Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving January 12
Willow Basketry January 13
Perching Stools January 14
New Scenic Café - The Second Cookbook - Seasonal Recipes January 14
Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood January 15
Weave to Felt January 19
Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide January 20
Masonry Heater Building January 20
Timeless Gluten-Free Noodles January 20
Bead Embroidery: Stitched and Framed January 21
Artisan Breads Immersion January 24
Double Vision: Woven Imagery in Double Cloth January 26
Moose-ing Around: Knit a Moose Hat in the Round January 27
Timbered Workbench: Early American Style January 27
Artisan Breads Immersion January 27


Overshot Weaving February 02
Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl February 03
Crooked Knife: Make Your Own February 03
Masonry Heater Building February 03
Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag February 04
Flatbreads from Around the World February 04
Exploring Color and Texture: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving February 09
Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions February 09
Winter River Exploration February 10
Winter River Exploration February 11
New Scenic Café - The Second Cookbook - Seasonal Recipes February 11
Event: Fiber Week February 13 – 20
Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners February 13
Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks February 14
Anishinaabe Finger Weaving February 14
Seven Ways To Knit a Fiber Week Hat and a Dye Pot Too! February 14
Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics February 15
From Scraps to Substance: Traditional Patchwork Reimagined February 18
Introduction to Nålbinding February 18
Surface Design on Fabric February 18
Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel February 18
Three-Dimensional Felting February 18
Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction February 24
Cooking With Woks February 24
Hand Tool Woodworking: Getting Started February 24
Masonry Heater Building February 24
Nordic Herbals February 25


Black Ash Pack Baskets March 03
Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks March 03
Hardcover Codex Bookbinding March 03
Flavorful Rye Breads March 03
Black Ash Pack Baskets March 07
Adirondack Chair Building March 10
Essentials of Sewing March 11
Sweetgrass Basketry March 11
Herbal Recipes for Winter and Spring March 11
New Scenic Café - The Second Cookbook - Seasonal Recipes March 11
Event: Wood Week March 13 – 20
Bird Carving March 14
Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving March 14
Tramp Art: Obscure Folk Art of the Working Class March 14
Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze, and Gouge March 14
Spoon Carving with Barn the Spoon March 14
Make Your Own Japanese Woodworking Tool: The Kebiki March 18
Skyr: Making Icelandic Yogurt March 18
Pole Lathe Turning March 18
Build Your Own Shave Horse March 18
Spoon Carving: Advanced Shapes & Techniques with Barn March 18
Figure Carving: Scandinavian Style March 18
Laminated Canoe Paddles March 23
Axe Work for Women and Non-Binary Carvers March 24
Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond March 24
Nuno Felted Scarves and Hats March 24
Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine March 24
Viking Posament Bracelet March 24
Pewter Thread Braid Blast March 25
Chainsaws: Safety, Maintenance, and Tree Felling March 30
Yurt Building: Design and Construction March 30
Artisan Breads Immersion March 31


Fan Bird Carving April 01
Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories April 01
Bark Tanned Sheep Hides April 04
Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond April 06
Puzzle Pouches April 07
Creative Mending April 08
Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way April 08
Cedar Bent-Wood Boxes April 17
Event: Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend April 21 – 23
Swedish Classic: 18th Century Style Lyre-Base Trestle Table April 24
Knitting the Night Sky: The Borealis Hat April 28
Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod April 28
Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket April 29
Sharpening Tutorial April 29
New Scenic Café - The Second Cookbook - Seasonal Recipes April 29


Ovencrafting: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven May 02
Basic Timber Framing May 03
Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop May 03
Forged Cooking Utensils: At the Grill and in the Kitchen May 05
Everyday Slöjd for the Garden May 05
Herbal ID Basics and Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit May 06
Baking with Ancient and Alternative Grains May 11
Outdoor Timbered Benches May 11
Blacksmithing: Women & Non-Binary Session May 12
Designing and Growing a Medicinal Permaculture Landscape May 12
Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions May 12
Custom Leather Sandal Construction May 13
Woodturning Fundamentals: Tools of the Trade May 16
Woven: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Bracelet May 18
Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade May 18
Box Turning Design May 19
Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket May 19
Cooking With Spring Vegetables May 20
Bead Embroidery: Stitched and Framed May 20
Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer May 21
Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer May 22
Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl May 23
Birding by Ear May 25
Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings May 26
Weft-Faced Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom May 26
Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl May 26
Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles May 26
Hand-Sewn Leather Toolbag May 26
Introduction to Clamshell Box Construction May 27
New Scenic Café - The Second Cookbook - Seasonal Recipes May 27


Families at the Forge June 06
Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond June 07
Step-by-Step Willow Baskets June 07
Jewelry Construction: An Introduction June 08
Timbered Sawhorse Trestles: Women & Non-Binary Session June 08
Discovering the Language of Birds June 09
Natural Dyes Above and Beyond June 09
Discovering the Language of Birds June 10
Small Breads - Bagels, Biscuits, Bollars, and more June 10
Event: Wooden Boat Show June 16 – 18
Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area June 18
Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames June 19
Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals June 19
Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder June 19
Families at the Forge June 21
Crafting the Throwing Axe June 22
A Midsommar Feast June 23
Pocket Spoon and the Double Blank Method June 24
Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Squire Boot June 24
Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time June 28