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Painting with Wool: Flower Fantasy Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting in a peaceful, floral circular form and take your colorwork skills to a new level. In this class, I’ll show you how to stretch your felt backing onto an embroidery hoop and keep it tight for ease of use and how to transform the…
Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
2-5 pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Painting with Wool: Owl Moon Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting in a peaceful, nighttime scene and take your colorwork skills to a new level. In this class, students will learn how to stretch a felt backing onto an embroidery hoop and keep it tight for ease of use and how to transform the beautiful…
Thu, Oct 29th, 2020
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.25 Days
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Printing and Painting with Natural Dyes: Online Webinar

Ever wondered about using natural dyes for screen printing, block printing, or painting on fabric? Join us for this live online webinar! Instructor Tasha Miller Griffith will demonstrate several techniques, using easy-to-source materials and tools, for vibrant, long-lasting natural colors in designs and patterns that are completely your own. She…
Wed, Oct 7th, 2020
7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
2.5 Days
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Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

An abundance of easily accessed and harvested native materials very suitable for basketry grow in our northern region. In this class we will make a frame with strikingly red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow…
Tue, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
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Rosemaling Online Course: Os Project

Move from practice sheets to project in the Os style of rosemaling, which is full of welcome bright colors for the darkening days. Get started on this lovely plate and get your questions answered with Kim Garrett. Students are welcome to watch or paint-along as they prefer. For an Os…
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020
1pm-3pm
Instructor: Kim Garrett
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Rosemaling Online Course: Os Skills Refresher

Brush up on the Os style of rosemaling with this technique refresher course. Kim will provide guided practice and take student questions. This will be helpful to anyone who has studied Os before, or experienced rosemalers just curious about this distinct look. It will be especially helpful to those enrolled…
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020
10am-noon
Instructor: Kim Garrett
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to choose whether they wish to begin a project in the Telemark or Valdres style (beginners welcome in either style) or bring an unfinished object…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style which originated in Norway where it traditionally decorated churches, homes and farmhouse interiors. The Valdres style of rosemaling originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif. This course emphasizes the basic techniques of painting these traditional floral bouquets. Students…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
1 Day
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Saami Inspired Celtic Braid Bracelet Online Class

Get your Irish on! Did you know that tin mined in Ireland made its way over trade routes throughout Scandinavia and was developed into the coiled pewter thread made popular by the Sámi culture in the 16th century? Whether you are a beginner or want to expand your braiding techniques,…
Thu, Nov 19th, 2020
9am-3pm
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
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Sámi Inspired Four Braid Bracelet Online Class

Want to try a colorful variation of a Saami Inspired bracelet? Don’t want to take the time to sew your braid to the usual strip of reindeer hide? Maybe you need a quick gift that’s unique or you want a style with a little color. Whether you are beginner or…
Fri, Nov 13th, 2020
10am-12pm
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1 day
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Sami Knitting Traditions: Skolt Mittens

What type of knitting is associated with the Sámi? The majority of traditional Sámi clothing is made of reindeer skin or wool felt. Very little is knit, except for mittens. This session will explore the knitting motifs of the Skolt Sámi, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway,…
Sun, Nov 22nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
1.5 Days
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Shades of November: Long Exposure Photography

November can be a drab and windy month. While it is the stormiest month on Lake Superior, explosive waves don’t happen every day. When the waves are low and the sky is gray, it’s hard to get motivated to get outside and take pictures. Change that perspective with long exposure…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sat, Nov 7th, 2020
Day 1: 1-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
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Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way Online Webinar

Soap—so simple, yet so misunderstood. Have you ever pondered the ingredients contained in a typical bar of soap? Petroleum distillates, sulfates, and many other unpronounceable additives. Spend an evening with instructor Jeanne as she demonstrates how to make your own soap at home, using the same ingredients Grandma used: animal…
Wed, Nov 4th, 2020
6:30-8 pm CT
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
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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
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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