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Flatbreads from Around the World

Flatbreads are quick to make, easy to bake on griddles, piles of hot coals, or in a hot oven, and they can bring many new grains into your kitchen that typically aren’t used in loaf breads. One part bread science, one part history and culture, and two parts tasty, come…
Fri, Feb 4th, 2022  –  Sat, Feb 5th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
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Flax to Linen: Online Course

This class explores the history and contemporary uses of flax, the plant fiber from which linen is made. We will work hands-on to learn hand spinning of tow and line flax using tools and materials supplied by the instructor. Topics included: how to source textile flax seed, growing, harvesting, and…
Wed, Sep 29th, 2021  –  Wed, Oct 20th, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm CT each Wednesday for four weeks; September 29th, October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
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Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course

These beautiful Skolt Sami mittens are based on a pair held in the The National Museum of Finland. The original was knitted by Satu Moshnikoff and obtained from Sevettijärvi, Finland (the homeland of the Skolt Sami) in 1987. According to the museum records, this mitten was inspired by one made…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
1-3:30 pm CST on two Saturdays, December 11th and 18th
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Forging Traditional Scandinavian Composite Knife Blades

Students in this class will use forge welding techniques to create a typical northern European Late Iron Age knife blade from separate bars of wrought iron and 1085 steel. Each student will then complete their blades by learning appropriate grinding techniques and fitting traditional Scandinavian hardwood handles. This class will…
Fri, Oct 1st, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Doug Swenson
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Found Object Art: North House Campus Exploration for Kids

The Folk School campus has something interesting going on behind every door-- from blacksmithing to spinning, woodworking to cooking, you never know what you’ll discover here. Led by Craft Education intern Mary Tripoli, kids will explore campus in search of interesting stuff: wood shavings, wool, twigs, beach stones, whatever we…
Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Mary Tripoli
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Fun with Fibers: Online Course

Have you ever picked a long piece of grass or a cattail or another leaf and wondered what you could make with it? Often, the answer is something very useful if you know how to do just a few things you’ll learn in this course. The forests and prairies and…
Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
10 am-noon
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Fun with Plant Fibers for Families

Have you ever picked a long piece of grass or a cattail or another leaf and wondered what you could make with it? Often, the answer is something very useful if you know how to do just a few things you’ll learn in this course. The forests and prairies and…
Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Fun with Plant Fibers for Kids

Have you ever picked a long piece of grass or a cattail or another leaf and wondered what you could make with it? Often, the answer is something very useful if you know just a few easy tricks you’ll learn in this course. The forests and prairies and wetlands of…
Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Furniture Design and Modeling

You can find almost anything you need while wandering through a certain Swedish big box furniture store...almost. But sometimes generic designs just don’t fit the unique needs of a space. Designing and building custom furniture for your own home can be a unique and rewarding experience. From bookcases to dressers,…
Fri, Jan 14th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 16th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
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Grand Marais & Beyond: Autumn Nature Photography Workshop

The Grand Marais and Beyond course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. Led by editorial photographer Layne Kennedy, you will explore and photograph the scenic shores of Lake Superior, create portraits of local folks, photograph history of the region…
Wed, Sep 29th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
Day 1: 6pm-9pm, Days 2-4: Sunrise-Sunset, Day 5: Sunrise-11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
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Hand Tool Woodworking: Getting Started

This class serves as the foundation for woodworking with hand tools. Students will learn about preparing seasoned wood for joinery and assembly of a journeyman’s toolbox, customizable to their specifications. Accurate sawing, surface prep, layout of joinery, assembly and finishing will all be addressed. Demonstration, guided practice, various tool options…
Fri, Feb 11th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 13th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home.  Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how you…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Handwoven Towel Sampler

A handwoven towel makes a great project: not too big, not too small, very useful and lovely to look at. And, there’s an endless amount of design choices! This class offers weavers a chance to make a collection of towel samples of different patterns and materials in one weekend by…
Thu, Jan 27th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 30th, 2022
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Arthur
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep waters of herbalism, and ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural…
Fri, Oct 1st, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne