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Willow Exploration Extravaganza

Over the course of the last 7,000 years, humans have figured out a lot of things to make with willow. From eel traps to hot air balloon baskets, this pliable and abundant material has served humanity well. Explore a wide variety of projects with international guest instructor Steen Madsen of…
Mon, Sep 14th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
Instructor: Steen Madsen
3 Days
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Willow Fishing Creel, Backpack, or Bike Basket

The fishing creel is a classic willow project, but let’s be honest: not many of us are wandering down to the local river banks to try our luck with fishing creels anymore. Fear not: this project is really a bag that hangs from the shoulder, attractive and convenient for many…
Tue, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
Instructor: Steen Madsen
3 Days
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Winter Bark Folded Baskets

Join featured instructor Greg Johnson of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in this three day course to make traditional Anishinaabe folded birch bark baskets. This style of basket is used for maple sugar storage, but is a beautiful and useful addition to any home. When birch bark is harvested at a…
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020  –  Mon, Sep 28th, 2020
Instructor: Greg Johnson
2 days
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Winter Squash Windfall

A roasted squash, simple and well done, can be delicious in its own right. But gourds of all varieties can be much more versatile too. Work with Chef Graden to create and enjoy a wide range of squash- and pumpkin-based dishes, including, but not limited to, acorn squash pie, butternut…
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020  –  Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
1 Day
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Winter Winds Hat

The Winter Winds Hat is a clever little sampler that allows an individual to experiment with what could be an intimidating technique in an unintimidating format: tvåändstickning, also called twined knitting or two-ended knitting. With this Swedish technique the knitter works with two strands of yarn at the same time,…
Sat, Nov 21st, 2020
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
2 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…
Sat, May 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, May 24th, 2020
Instructor: Carla Hall
Sat, Oct 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
Instructor: Carla Hall
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, Aug 27th, 2020  –  Sat, Aug 29th, 2020
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. They’re loud, they’re powerful and it’s no secret they can be dangerous. However, the table saw, planer, jointer, and bandsaw are useful tools: once…
Thu, Jul 16th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
5 Half-days
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Woodworking Camp for ages 11-14

Take your woodworking skills to the next level with a week in the woodshop at North House! Explore how to use hand tools and your own creativity to make wooden inventions like tiny boats, wooden worlds and more. If you are a returning camper, we’ll have new projects to try,…
Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020  –  Fri, Aug 7th, 2020
9-noon each day (drop off is from 8:30-9 am, pick up from 12-12:30 pm)
Instructor: Paul Linden
5 Half-days
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Woodworking Camp for ages 7-10

Whiz, pop, boing! Make wooden gismos that spin and move. Spend a week in the woodshop with instructor Paul Linden exploring woodworking and tools. Get familiar with how to safely use a carving knife, draw knife, hand saw, drill and more as you work together to create nifty wooden toys…
Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020  –  Fri, Aug 7th, 2020
1-4pm each day (drop off is from 12:30-1 pm, pick up from 4-4:30 pm)
Instructor: Paul Linden
3.25 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. Then make individual felted projects using wet-felting techniques. Wet felting wool…
Fri, May 29th, 2020  –  Mon, Jun 1st, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm, Days 2 - 4: 9am-5pm
2.5 Days
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Woven: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry

Beautiful objects can be made with common and unusual renewable resources. An almost forgotten form, hairwork, the unique folk art of creating jewelry from human hair, is loaded with Scandinavian history and culture. In this course, students will  learn how to set up and make four patterns on a traditional…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Karen Keenan
5 Days
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Young Makers Camp

This is a week-long camp for tinkerers, explorers, curious kids—MAKERS! Spend each day learning new skills as you try out folk school crafts like woodworking, building, carving, weaving, hammering, sewing, and more. You’ll get to taste what makes learning at North House special as you explore the handcrafts of daily…
Mon, Jul 27th, 2020  –  Fri, Jul 31st, 2020
Camp runs from 9am-4pm each day, drop off is from 8:30-9am, pick up from 4-4:30pm
Instructor: North House Staff
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, Oct 22nd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus