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Knitting the Night Sky: The Borealis Hat

Let the colors of the Northern Aurora Borealis sky inspire this delightful winter hat knit with traditional Icelandic wool. It is an intriguing design using Scandinavian stranded knitting techniques, corrugated rib and optional fanciful hat toppers that make every hat as unique and magical as the winter night sky and…
Fri, Nov 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2019
Day 1: 5-7pm, Day 2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Annie Albertson
3 Days
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Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

The knutkorg, or knot basket, is a classic style of Scandinavian basket. Constructed from willow and split cedar, the basket is an interlocking framework of bent and notched pieces. The pieces fit together like an ingenious puzzle, making the knutkorg a craft marvel. Over three days, students will learn to…
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
2 Days
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Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Kolrosing is like scrimshaw on wood and a great way to decorate spoons, spreaders, and plates. It doesn’t involve specialized tools, strength, or a studio. In fact, you can do it in your lap and carry everything you need in a pencil case! Rather than removing material, to kolrosing is…
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Liesl Chatman
3 Days
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Krympburkar: Scandanavian-Style Shrink Boxes

The shrink box is a wooden container that relies on a simple trick: Freshly cut (green) wood and dry wood behave differently. The body of the vessel is made from green wood that changes in size as it dries (putting the “shrink” in shrink box). The bottom of the vessel…
Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
3 Days
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Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the beverage of choice is water from a Boundary Waters lake, coffee of any quality, or even a splash of something stronger (so we’ve been told). Over three days, students will…
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Mon, Mar 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Alex Yerks
1 Day
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Lace Knitting Intro

Elegant knit lace can enhance many projects, whether it is sewn on the edge of a garment, brightens the corner of a simple knit accessory, or takes center stage as a shawl. Expand your knitting repertoire by exploring new techniques that will allow you to add flourish to basic projects…
Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
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 types of wood makes the shafts strong…
Thu, Jan 30th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 2nd, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; 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…
Wed, Feb 19th, 2020  –  Fri, Feb 21st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Sat, Feb 22nd, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 24th, 2020
9am-5pm
1 Day
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Leaf Printing in the Steam Box

Eco-prints are one-of-a-kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them—the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed, arranged on paper, stacked and tightly…
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
9am-3pm
3½ Days
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Learn to Weave for your Closet

Students will learn about weaving including a brief history, weave structures, how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp, and thread a loom.  They will design a scarf or shawl which they will weave on 4 harness floor loom. Students will also weave samples exploring color and other…
Thu, Jan 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
Day 1: 6-8 pm, Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
3½ Days
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Learn to Weave for your Kitchen

Students will learn about weaving including a brief history, weave structures, how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp, and thread a loom.  They will design hand towels exploring the use of color which they will weave on 4 harness floor loom. They will also weave samples exploring…
Thu, Jan 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 12th, 2020
Day 1: 6-8 pm. Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
3 Days
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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing

Where did you get that bag? You can make it! Leather handbags are both durable and fashionable and need not have a fancy name brand to reflect your personal taste and preferences. Design and sew your very own handbags in this hands-on course with Molly Grant, who has been designing…
Tue, May 12th, 2020  –  Thu, May 14th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Molly Grant
1 day
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Leather Journal Case

Learn the foundational skills of hand-sewn saddle-stitched leatherwork as you make a small pocket wallet and a beautiful case for a journal. We will discuss construction, surface decoration, basic wet molding, and leather care, and you will leave with a case that will develop a deep, rich color as it…
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 Days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Leather Tool Tote

Tote your tools in style in a sturdy, hand-sewn leather tool tote. This open-top hold-all is perfect for anything from carving tools to knitting supplies. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand…
Wed, Nov 20th, 2019  –  Thu, Nov 21st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
Sat, Apr 25th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 Days
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Leaves, Roots, & Bugs: Natural Dyes

Spend two days learning new avenues into color possibilities from ancient traditions. This class will cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting techniques, the dyeing process, and some color theory. We will use readily available dyes in extract form, like indigo, cochineal,…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Wed, Feb 12th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson