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The Elements of Pizza

Most of us have opinions about the Italian flatbread known ‘round the world.  There are so many pizza styles, recipes and methods, but what really makes a good homemade pizza? This class will explore the four basic elements that define a pizza: the dough, the sauce, the cheese, and the…
Sat, May 16th, 2020
9am-6pm
4 Days
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Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

Meet Jock Holmen, the “Norwegian Termite”: when it comes to carving on timbers, you can’t “stump” him. From blueberries to little people, lettering to logos, Jock can help you chisel your ideas into white pine as you design and carve decorative embellishments for your home. Choose from a variety of…
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 4th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jock Holmen
9 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames

Tired of unimaginative, small outbuilding kits available from your local lumberyard? Explore all the basic elements of timber frame construction and take home a hand-crafted building. More than 100 timber frame buildings have been built and raised throughout the country by North House students since 1997.  During the first days…
Tue, Aug 25th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 3rd, 2020
Instructor: Gerald David
2½ Days
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Timbered Sawhorse Trestles

Whether they are built for the workshop or used to support a tabletop or workbench, timbered sawhorse trestles are reliable, sturdy, and reflective of the craftsmanship that goes into timber framing. During this course, you'll focus on the layout and cutting of the mortise and tenon joints needed to create…
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm Day2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Clark Bremer
3 Days
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Timbered Workbench: Early American Style

Have bench, will travel? Indeed, with this workbench you can do both! A fine workbench is an essential fixture in the home workshop. In this class, students will build a sturdy timbered workbench based on early American designs, using simple and classic joinery that echoes timber framing techniques. Mortise and…
Fri, Mar 27th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 29th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: John Beltman
3 Days
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Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others

This course is an introduction to working with, and heat-treating, the common high-carbon steels used for edge tools. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different steel types and put this knowledge into practice by creating several tools. We will analyze a number of different tools and compare their…
Fri, Jun 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 14th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
5 Days
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Traditional Swedish Folk Dress: Women’s Fitted Vest

The traditional folk dress of Sweden is colorful and ornate. Replete with hand-stitching, the garments are cherished for generations and still worn for festive occasions today. This five-day sewing course with guest instructor Johanna Runbäck from the Sätergläntan Institute of Handicraft in Dalarna, Sweden will immerse participants in the living…
Fri, Jun 12th, 2020  –  Tue, Jun 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Johanna Runbäck
1 Day
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Trashformations Basketry

Take recycling to the next level by learning to use a common household item to make attractive projects with simple weaving techniques. Students will learn the tight weave and open weave techniques using toilet paper and paper towel rolls. It sounds strange, but roll with us on this on: this…
Thu, Apr 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
4 Days
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Turning of the Wheel: Elements, Energetics, Earth Cycles

The earth moves through seasons and cycles, as humans do. Yet, there are times when we humans can become disconnected. During each cyclical shift there is a predominant element with correlating energies, foods and botanical medicines. Reconnect with your true nature. Watch weather, observe the animals and plants. Learn which…
Thu, Apr 30th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
0.5 Days
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Twined Knitting Intro: Let's Get Twisted

Dive into the special Swedish knitting technique of tvåändstickning, also called twined knitting or two-ended knitting. With this technique, the knitter works with two strands of yarn at the same time, traditionally from both ends of the same ball of yarn, twisting them between every stitch. While this type of…
Fri, Nov 20th, 2020
9am-noon
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
0.5 Days
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Twined Knitting, Advanced: Squared Off

Twined knitting, also known as the Swedish specialty knitting technique tvåändstickning, produces a lovely, dense, flexible cloth.We’ll begin with a brief overview of twined knit, twined purl, chain path, and other color work tips. Then, this class will focus on experimenting with two of twined knitting’s specialty stitches–crook stitch and…
Fri, Nov 20th, 2020
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
7 Days
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Twisted Tundra: Spinning Qiviut, the Arctic Fiber

Qiviut is the inner hair of the musk ox, a giant ungulate native to the arctic regions of Canada and Alaska. Musk ox were wiped out in Alaska in the late 19th century, but were reintroduced in the 1930s. As the population of wild and domesticated oxen grew, so did…
Thu, Nov 12th, 2020  –  Wed, Nov 18th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cole Harmon
2 Days
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Tying Trout Flies for Northern Waters

The Arrowhead Country of Northern Minnesota contains more than 100 designated trout streams and stream trout lakes. One of the most enjoyable experiences in fly fishing is to catch a trout on a fly you have personally tied. In this class you will receive hands on instruction on how to…
Thu, Nov 19th, 2020  –  Fri, Nov 20th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Mike Hero
1.5 days
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Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

Stepping into nature you’re surrounded by edible wild foods—if you know where to look. Old traditions of foraging have seen a passionate resurgence of interest among midwestern chefs and home cooks intrigued by the vitality of foods growing just footsteps—or a healthy hike—from their doors. But many hesitate over collecting…
Sat, Aug 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 30th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-1:30pm
1 Day
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Viking "Knit" Chain Bracelet

Come explore the ancient tradition of chain making! You’ll use “Viking Knitting,” a centuries-old looping technique, to create a beautiful silver bracelet with a variety of unusual clasps. Historically, this unique method of weaving resembles “nalbinding” knitting and was used to fabricate everything from sweaters to netting for catching fish!…
Sun, May 10th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Liz Bucheit