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Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

In Scandinavia, fringes from yarn were traditionally used to embellish the edges of mittens, of woven textiles like tablecloths or wall hangings, or pillows. Students will learn three different techniques hands-on: one using a stick and playing-card-sized heddle with one slot and two holes; a two-person technique winding fringe on…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Robbie LaFleur
1 Day
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Scandinavian Holiday Baking: Making Lefse

Learn to make lefse the way your grandmother used to do it – an easy, time-tested recipe made from whole potatoes. You’ll learn the entire process of lefse making – from potato preparation, mixing, rolling, folding and storing – as well as the equipment used to be successful. Other recipes…
Fri, Dec 1st, 2017
3 days
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Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving: The Dala Horse

Does the thought of Wood Week have you all rearing to go? Why not kick things off by carving and painting a Dala horse? Harley Refsal will lead students through the stable, and introduce traditional Swedish Versions, as well as some of their Nordic and New World Dalapalooza cousins. This…
Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Harley Refsal
3 Days
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Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving

This course provides beginning carvers with the opportunity to carve several figures in the Scandinavian flat-plane style. Beginning with tool sharpening, the course provides hands-on carving experience as you complete a figure in step-by-step fashion. You will then paint the figures and apply a final oil finish. After this initial…
Wed, Jun 20th, 2018  –  Fri, Jun 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Harley Refsal
1 Day
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Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

Combine wool, soap and water, a felting needle and agitation and the sculptural possibilities are endless!  This is a day to experiment with the amazing sculptural flexibility of wool and go beyond the basics. Using a variety of fill or building a wire armatage students create a sculpture of their…
Sun, Jan 21st, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 days
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Service Learning Project: Dovetail Tool Tote

Hone your woodworking skills while helping North House! In this course, we’ll build custom dovetailed pine tool totes designed for an array of hand tools. Learn fundamental skills in carpentry and joinery, including use of hand and power tools, hand-cutting dovetails, creating a dado, and even cutting and fitting a…
Fri, Apr 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
½ Day
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Sewing Deerhide Baby Booties

Reports from new parents suggest that a pair of handmade, deerhide booties make a great baby gift: not only do they stay on those tiny feet, but they are awfully cute as well. Join instructor Jo Wood for a half day workshop to learn to the process for cutting and…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Sharpening Tutorial

"Get the Edge" might be another appropriate title for this course. Chisels, planes, gouges, knives, scissors, spokeshaves and more--these tools of the trade function at their best when the cutting edge is truly prepared for business. Ready to slice butter? This comprehensive overview of sharpening will help you understand the…
Sat, Mar 24th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 25th, 2018
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote
4 Days
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Shoemaking: 10th-Century Scandinavian Turn Shoe

Crafting functional, durable and attractive footwear with your own hands is a deeply satisfying (and sole-ful!) task. We will begin by making a casting of your foot (shoes will truly be custom built) then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, butt stitching and assembly. Once the…
Wed, Aug 8th, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 11th, 2018
Instructor: Jason Hovatter
4 Days
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Shoemaking: Chukka Boot

The chukka boot has roots that reach back to a decidedly non-northern location, the Sahara desert. Originally crafted by the cobblers of Cairo for South African troops during WWII, the practical, light-weight and comfortable design now has universal appeal, as an around-town shoe, sometime workboot and even a dress shoe.…
Sat, Aug 18th, 2018  –  Tue, Aug 21st, 2018
Instructor: Jason Hovatter
4 Days
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Shoemaking: Internal Stitchdown Workboots

It’s hard to imagine a more functional and necessary piece of footwear than a solid workboot—and one that is custom-fit to your foot? What more could you ask for really? We will begin by making a casting of your foot and then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting…
Mon, Aug 13th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 16th, 2018
Instructor: Jason Hovatter
4 Days
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Shoemaking: Modern Turn Shoe

Inspired by centuries of shoe design, the modern turn shoe is an eminently practical and fashionable piece of footwear. From the city streets to wilderness survival, these shoes have been road-tested and found to be comfortable and durable. The uppers are American bison, the soles are made of heavy oil…
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 26th, 2018
Instructor: Jason Hovatter
2 Days
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Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Shiny objects catch your eye? Ready to create your own designs in silver? In this class you will learn the basic foundations of silversmithing. Bring your creativity and an aptitude to try new things. We will cover soldering, fabricating and hand forming metal into your own design. This class offers…
Fri, May 25th, 2018  –  Sat, May 26th, 2018
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2 days
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Skyr: Making Icelandic Yogurt

Skyr is a thick and tangy Icelandic yogurt, known for its low fat content and delightful texture. Traditionally made from skim milk and high in protein, skyr is both healthy and surprisingly creamy. Skyr has been a mainstay of the Icelandic diet for centuries, where a harsh climate made food…
Sat, Apr 14th, 2018  –  Sun, Apr 15th, 2018
Instructor: Anna Sharratt
1 Day
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Small Breads: Pretzel Rolls, English Muffins & Bagels

Discover the satisfaction of making your own pretzel buns for burgers or brats, griddling fresh English muffins for breakfast, getting the perfect “chew” in a bagel, plus a pull-apart loaf that doubles as a centerpiece. Baking your own bread is fun, and economical, but it also enables you to vouch…
Sun, May 27th, 2018
Instructor: Kim Ode