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Hand-Sewn Leather Slippers

Forget about stepping out of bed onto cold floors on wintery mornings—these hand-crafted cozy slippers will keep your feet toasty all year long. Sew your own custom pair of leather slippers, lined with soft fur and finished with non-slip soles to make them perfect house shoes. Leatherworking and shoemaking techniques…
Sat, Nov 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 18th, 2018
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote – perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished…
Sat, Sep 29th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 30th, 2018
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home.  Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 5th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2 Days
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Handcrafting Doors: From Stiles to Rails

Doors play a role in everyone’s day-to-day life, whether solid, windowed or screened. They do everything from keeping the weather out to guarding our belongings. In this course, you'll learn about the basic techniques of door construction. Styles include a basic interior door (32” wide) and a screen door (36”…
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
1 Day
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Handmade Pasta

While a craving for fresh handmade pasta might make you more likely to think "I'll make reservations!" than "I'll make dough!," this does not need to be the case. Learn to demystify making fresh pasta. Once you learn, you’ll never want to go back to boil-from-a-box pastas again!  In this…
Fri, Aug 24th, 2018
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
1 day
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or work benches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how…
3 Days
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep waters of herbalism, and ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural…
Fri, Oct 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 14th, 2018
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2019
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
2 days
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Hex Weave Basket

The hex weave basket is commonly called a "cheese basket" because it can be used for processing cheese. However, this holey design is perfect for holding produce or other displayed storage needs. This project will be made from Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The…
Sat, Sep 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018
Instructor: April Stone
1/2 Day
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In a Jam and a Pickle: Stocking Up!

Preserve the glorious harvest of apples, pears, berries, root vegetables, onions, pickles, peppers, all from the garden, all good. We’ll review the basic preserving techniques and provide guidelines for different, sure-fire methods. Using less sugar and no added pectin, we’ll create healthy condiments that shine with natural flavors. Depending on…
Fri, Sep 28th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dooley
3 days
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Intermediate North Shore Pebble Jewelry

North Shore Pebble jewelry takes on a new format with this course by taking on more intermediate to advanced metalsmithing techniques. Structured for those who already have basic metalsmithing skills, this class will incorporate Lake Superior pebbles into more complex pieces such as a multi-link bracelet with bezel set stones…
Wed, Oct 3rd, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 5th, 2018
Instructor: Meredith Middleton
2 Days
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Japanese Folk Craft: 'The Wagatabon' Carved Wood Tray

Wagatabon is a type of wooden tray that used to be made by roof shingle makers in Wagatani village, Ishikawa, the snowy area of Japan. It is said that the trays were made there since early 17th century. The makers used to cleave green chestnut log to produce shingles, and…
Thu, Mar 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 9th, 2019
Instructor: Masashi Kutsuwa
Sun, Mar 10th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Masashi Kutsuwa
2 hours
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Joy of Singing with Claudia Schmidt

Join Unplugged Featured Performer Claudia Schmidt for an introduction to her favorite pastime (and her profession!): singing! Claudia will teach ways to approach singing that relax your body for the full hedonistic pleasure of sending sound into the air.  This will include some exercises and, of course, singing!
Fri, Sep 14th, 2018
Instructor: Claudia Schmidt
2½ Days
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks, and take advantage of snow-covered roads, sidewalks and trails by crafting a kick sled this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking skills; from laminating wood to make runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk (or…
Fri, Dec 7th, 2018  –  Sun, Dec 9th, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Fri, Dec 14th, 2018  –  Sun, Dec 16th, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
½ Day
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Kids Only - Kids Knit! (morning session)

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
2 Days
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Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

This is a course for kids only, and is meant as an introduction to the various hand tools and simple skills involved in working with wood in the shop. The course is co-taught by a father and son team, Paul Linden and Avery Carlson (age 16). Avery has been working…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Paul Linden