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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 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote
3½ Days
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Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop

Learn the age-old art of being a cordwainer. Using the original patterns designed in the mid-1930s by Paul and Edward Mathews of The Cordwainer Shop, Molly will teach you to hand-stitch and hand-lace your own pair of Cordwainer Classics of the same design worn by Hollywood legends such as Caesar…
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
Instructor: Molly Grant
3 Days
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Silversmithing: The Advanced Jeweler’s Palette

Do you like playing with fire? This course is for jewelers that have some skills but would like to take it to the next level. If you have felt like you are missing some of the vital information and techniques of silversmithing, this is for you. This class will give…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2 Days
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Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Shiny objects catch your eye? 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 a pendant with a gemstone. This class offers students an opportunity to learn all…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 16th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2 days
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Skinfeller: Norwegian Printed Sheepskins

Skinfeller is a traditional Norwegian textile craft that until recently was little known in the US. 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. Made…
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
Instructor: Karen Aakre
½ day
Skolt Sami hat

Skolt Sami Inspired Hat

The Skolt Sami people’s homeland is where the modern countries of Norway, Russia and Finland meet. There are several subsets of the Sami people. Traditional dress and language is unique and can vary as widely as the Danish language and traditional dress differs from a rural Norwegian dialect and dress.…
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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, Mar 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2019
Instructor: Anna Sharratt
2¼ days
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Slow Fashion Series: Skirts

Taking a step back from the world of fast fashion & disposable cheap clothing is a step towards personal sustainability that appeals to many people, but can seem a bit daunting. Building a budget to purchase from reputable companies and makers can be a slow process but sitting down at…
Fri, May 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019
Instructor: Brienne Moody
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, Jul 28th, 2019
Instructor: Kim Ode
4 days
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Small Forest Axe

Learn to forge the quintessential tool of the North woods and thrive in the art of bush craft. This tool packs big results in a little package. The size of this axe lends itself to be easily portaged yet has enough weight to handle any camp chore. This axe will…
Fri, Jun 28th, 2019  –  Mon, Jul 1st, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 19th, 2019  –  Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
½ day
Spinning flax

Spinning Flax to Linen

Feel the presence of your ancestors as you experience spinning flax – one of the most ancient and elegant of all fibers. When spun, flax magically becomes the linen yarn we revere for exquisite weaving and knitting. The instructor – fiber artist and author, Wendy J. Johnson, will discuss how…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
Instructor: Wendy Johnson
2 Days
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Spring into Health! Green Wisdom for Wellness

After a long winter, all northern creatures relish fresh spring breezes, emergent greenery and the flickering energy of the wild about to burst into bloom. Begin the new season with an inspiring session about attuning to Earth's cycles, foods, herbs and energies for your health and wellness this season. Learn…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
2 Days
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Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Nature has its own rhythms and these days, it can be hard to predict! Phenology is the recording of the natural calendar—the arrival times of various migrating birds, lake ice-outs, blooming dates of wildflowers, harvest times for crops, and tree leaves changing color in the fall are all events that…
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Instructor: Jim Gilbert
7.25 days
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Swedish Classic: 18th Century Style Lyre-Base Trestle Table

Dining will never be so rewarding or more elegant than when you and your guests sit at a finely crafted traditional pine trestle table with classic lyre-shaped legs.  Using hand and power tools, students with woodworking experience will build a table that measures approximately 84 inches long by 44 inches…
Fri, Jan 25th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 1st, 2019
Instructor: Fred Livesay
2 Days
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Sweet Grass Basketry

Work with locally harvested sweet grass, cattails, and sedges during this two-day class while learning the art of coiling a sweet grass basket. We'll incorporate an elegant agate as a base for the basket. Hands-on instruction provides students with an introduction to the traditions and skills of basket weaving, and…
Sat, Jan 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 13th, 2019
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf