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Willow Frame Basketry

Learn the basics of traditional Roma frame basketry. The travelling people of Europe would harvest willow, hazelnut and hawthorne whips from the hedgerows along the road and weave these ribbed baskets. There are endless opportunities to play with shape and size and students will get all the basic techniques needed…
Sat, Sep 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Mary Lauren Fraser
3 Days
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Women's Blacksmithing

Learn the basic techniques and tools of blacksmithing in this intensive project-based class for women taught by a professional woman blacksmith. Students will explore the aspects of using fire as a tool, and will practice techniques such as tapering, spreading, twisting, punching, upsetting, shouldering, splitting, and dishing. Students will leave…
Fri, Sep 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Carla Hall
3 Days
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Wood Carving Tutorial

Break out the v-gouges and chisels! This tutorial format course is a great opportunity to get going on a new carving project or finish up something you’ve already started, all under the expert guidance of instructor Phil Odden. Phil specializes in Nordic-style carving and will have a variety of projects…
Tue, Nov 19th, 2019  –  Thu, Nov 21st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Phillip Odden, Else Bigton
3 Days
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition…
Thu, Nov 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Nov 9th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
4 Days
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Woodshop Intro for Women

If you’ve never really had the opportunity to gain experience in the woodshop before, the prospect of working with power tools can be a bit daunting. However, the chop saw, the planer, the table saw, the jointer and the rest are all just tools; once you know what you’re doing…
Thu, Jul 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
3¼ Days
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Wool: The Full Experience

Wool is an incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful fiber that is surprisingly easy to make into fabric. Start at the very beginning of the process in this team-taught class, as you shear sheep, wash, card and dye the wool and finally make individual felted projects using needle and wet-felting techniques.…
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Day 1: 5-8pm, Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
4 Days
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Yurt Building: Design and Construction

Whether you’re looking for a spare bedroom, office, studio, tent, sauna, summer cabin, or just looking to reduce your footprint, the yurt may be the answer. Yurts are ancient, portable shelters and one of the classic inventions of human history: simple, efficient, easy to heat, sturdy, and beautiful inside and…
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Thu, Nov 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus