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Black Ash Basketry Tutorial

This course is a great introduction to the magical qualities of the black ash tree. Experience pounding the ash log and how it releases the splints, which are the materials needed for basket-making. Students will learn to prepare splint by cutting, splitting, scraping and using hand tools to make their…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: April Stone
3 Days
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Black Ash Pack Baskets

The black ash pack basket: It's beautiful, highly functional, and can be made using simple materials. The first part of the class will be spent preparing black ash splint for your basket by pounding a locally harvested log. Next, you'll weave the basket and finish it with a rim, handle,…
Fri, Sep 28th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 30th, 2018
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging,…
Mon, Sep 10th, 2018  –  Wed, Sep 12th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Always wanted to try your hand at the forge? This is the place to start and continue to develop your blacksmithing skills. You will be introduced to the basic skills of the blacksmith including safety, fire control, tools and equipment in both a classroom and 'on the forge' setting. Student…
Wed, Sep 5th, 2018  –  Sat, Sep 8th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Oct 13th, 2018  –  Tue, Oct 16th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
2 Days
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Bobbin Lace Making

Bobbin lace making is one of the traditional forms of making lace. In most lace techniques such as crochet, knitting, tatting and needle lace, a single thread is used to make the lace. Bobbin lace is the only technique that uses multiple threads at one time to create the lace.…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Kelly Marshall
3 Days
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Bows and Arrows: Crafting the Traditional Long Bow & Arrow Making

This course takes students through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow, wooden-shafted arrow and bow string. To facilitate learning about constructing a traditional bow, students start with a rough-cut stave of hickory. Bows are backed with flax-fiber linen. Arrows include field point and feathers. String is made using…
Fri, Jul 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Rick Yonker
1 Day
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Braunschweiger: Love Your Liver in the Wurst Way

Commercial liverwurst (braunschweiger) can’t hold a candle to the real thing. Learn to make your own healthful liverwurst out of ingredients that you choose, with flavors that you can adjust. Craig and Dianne Peterson have always enjoyed eating various forms of liver, in gourmet recipes, liver pate and of course,…
Sat, Nov 3rd, 2018
5 Days
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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer!  This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who want to build a tiny home, small cabin or workshop. The techniques for building a small frame building are not only for the skilled carpenter; nearly anyone can come away from this course…
Wed, Sep 19th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 23rd, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna or whatever else you can dream up.  The 18-foot yurt is an excellent shelter option that provides comfortable living arrangements for all four seasons. Working with skilled yurt builders, you’ll build a simple yurt, complete with a door…
Mon, Nov 26th, 2018  –  Thu, Nov 29th, 2018
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Sat, Dec 1st, 2018  –  Tue, Dec 4th, 2018
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 days
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Bushcraft & Survival Skills for Canoe Country

For the seasoned Bushcrafter a walk in the woods is like a stroll down the aisles of the local superstore. In this field-based course, students will start seeing the woods like a Bushcrafter, from learning the basics of how to live in the bush comfortably, and what to do in…
Sat, Aug 4th, 2018  –  Mon, Aug 6th, 2018
Instructor: Lindy Lind
1/2 Day
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Buttoned Up: Make Your Own Ceramic Buttons

Plastic buttons that fall off too easily really pushing your buttons? Time to take matters into your own hands and create and design your own durable stoneware ceramic buttons from wet clay. The perfect finishing touch to a handmade garment or a great way to personalize a beloved item, ceramic…
Fri, Aug 10th, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 12th, 2018
Instructor: Melissa Wickwire
3 days
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Capturing Pebbles: A New Approach to North Shore Pebble Jewelry

Pockets full of pebbles from the shores of Lake Superior? Ready to turn them into jewelry? Pebble drilling has long been a popular course at North House, but not all pebbles are meant to be drilled. In this three-day class, students will learn several different ways to capture and display…
Sat, Oct 6th, 2018  –  Mon, Oct 8th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Gautsch
2¼ Days
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Cattail Tote Bag

Wondering what to do with all those cattails growing down by the pond? Learn how to make a handy and stylish tote bag. Students will learn how to plait with the cattail leaves and assemble a tote bag. The basic checker weave (usually done with palm fronds) will be taught…
Fri, Jul 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
2.25 Days
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Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Traditional northern craft meets Don Draper? Fedoras are definitely back in fashion, DIY is all the rage, and in this fun course you can combine them both. Put a northern twist on a southern hat weaving tradition and make a woven cattail hat to protect yourself from the sun during…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
3 days
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Cedar Bark Hats

Shade the sun and see your eyes sparkle each day you pop this classy hat atop your head. Students will learn plaiting with western red cedar bark, chase twining with finely prepared Alaskan yellow cedar and develop an understanding of the use of Northwest coast and Haida weaving techniques. An…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: Judy Zugish