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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather? Do away with rigid, non-breathing footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the North: mukluks, the perfect footwear for your snowshoeing adventure. The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate…
Fri, Mar 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
3 Days
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Exploring Krokbragd Weaving

Explore krokbragd, or “crooked path” weaving. This beautiful weft-faced, twill based weave structure has Scandinavian roots, and was historically used to create heavy, warming home textiles. In this session, weavers dive into this detailed process to explore color and pattern, and learn how to design krokbragd using graph paper, or…
Mon, Jan 18th, 2021  –  Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Julie Arthur
2 Days
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Felting for the Holidays: Online Course

A great class for beginners and fun for experienced felters. This class is composed of two sessions, three hours each on Wednesday December 2nd and 9th. In week one, students will learn about the tools, tricks and techniques of needle felting sculptural items while making a 3-dimensional snowman (or abominable…
Wed, Dec 2nd, 2020
2-5 pm each week
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
0.5 Days
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Hand Pies: Online Course

Hand pies, the Midwestern cousin of the British pasty, is a perfect treat for the colder months! In this class students will learn the theory of hand pie construction and make two different tasty pies, perfect for lunch on a chilly day or just as a luxurious snack. We will…
Sat, Dec 5th, 2020
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
4 Days
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Handwoven Wool Tote Bag

Design, weave, and sew your own custom wool tote bag, perfect for all of your north woods adventures. You’ll create a custom bag approximately 15” x 15” x 3”, woven with a basic twill structure. After designing and weaving their wool yardage, students will gain experience fulling their wool cloth…
Thu, Jan 28th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 31st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley
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, Mar 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 28th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
0.5 Days
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Holiday Cookies of Central Europe: Online Class

Nothing says the holidays like cookies! Have some fun in the kitchen learning cookies that are a little off the beaten path as we travel through Central Europe and Poland. A great class for households who want to bake together (sign up your family and pay just one tuition), or…
Sat, Dec 5th, 2020
9am-noon CT
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
0.25 Days
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Home Sausage Making Webinar

Learn to make your own sausage the way you like it.  Using your favorite meats and seasonings you will learn to make fresh, non-smoked, non-cured sausage like bratwurst, breakfast, Italian and wherever your imagination takes you.  While pork is the most common meat in sausage, we will show you how…
Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
6:30-8:30pm CT
3 Days
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Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course

Oblique interlace is a technique for producing cloth that looks like plain weave turned onto a bias. The interlinking stitch taught in this course can form an introduction to fingerweaving and sprang: ancient fiber crafts that use just the fingers and minimal tools. Together we'll explore a low-tech method of…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
February 12th, 19th, 26th, 1-3 pm CT
Instructor: Carol James
2 Days
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Introduction to Gudbrandsdal Style Rosemaling: Online Course

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style originating in Norway. The Gudbrandsdal style of rosemaling originated in the Gudbrandsdal region and is recognized by foliage of the acanthus leaf. This course emphasizes the basic technique for painting these acanthus leaves, scrolls, and simple flowers. This style is best suited to students…
Thu, Jan 21st, 2021
Jan 21st, 28th, 7-8:30 pm CT.
Instructor: Tara Austin
3 Days
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Introduction to Handspinning: Online Course

In this remote class, we will learn the fundamentals of spinning with a hand spindle. Students will receive a kit ahead of the class which includes a high whorl spindle, an assortment of wool, and downloadable instructions. Our classes will include online group meetings, supplemental video instruction, and one-on-one sessions…
Wed, Feb 10th, 2021
February 10th, 17th, and 24th, 7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
0.5 Days
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Introduction to Skinnfeller: Online Course

Skinnfeller is a traditional Norwegian textile craft that until recently was little known in the United States. Though many textiles made the journey across the Atlantic with thousands of Norwegian immigrant families, for reasons lost to history these sewn and decorated sheepskins are rarely seen in collections in the US.…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
2-4pm CT
Instructor: Karen Aakre
2.5 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…
Fri, Jan 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 17th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
3.5 Days
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Laminated Canoe Paddles

In this class students will build one laminated paddle, similar to the fancy wooden paddles often seen in canoe outfitters shops. Not just show pieces, laminated paddles have several unique qualities that make them highly functional on the water. The lamination of several pieces of wood makes the shafts light,…
Thu, Feb 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 14th, 2021
Day 1: 4pm-7pm, Days 2&3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Josh Tolkan
3 Days
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Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty—an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut wood, learn…
Fri, Jan 22nd, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 24th, 2021
9am-5pm
Fri, Feb 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe