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Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

Rings on fingers have been around since the beginning of civilization. Egyptian and Greek legend place the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger directly traveled from the heart. The Romans extended this description and called this…
Fri, May 11th, 2018  –  Sun, May 13th, 2018
Instructor: Todd Hawkinson
2 days
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Making the Mocotaugan: Forge & Craft a Crooked Knife

The “crooked knife” is known by many names – mocotaugan (Cree), waagikomaan (Ojibwe), couteau croche (French), and the aforementioned English version. It is an old tool of Native American origin historically used as the primary means for a wide variety of woodworking projects - birch bark canoes, snowshoes, paddles, ax…
Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018  –  Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018
Instructor: Nate Johnson
5 Days
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Master Naturalist: Northwoods and Great Lakes

North House Folk School is excited to partner with Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association and University of Minnesota-Extension to host the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course on the spectacular North Shore of Lake Superior. Dig into northern ecology in this five day immersion course that offers a…
Wed, May 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018
Instructors: Margie Menzies, Lisa Tracy
3 days
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Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

You eat meat, you love meat, but it is hard to find (and expensive to buy) meats prepared without unnecessary preservatives or from responsibly sourced animals.In this class you will revisit time honored skills that have fallen out of daily use and learn important lessons about how meats have been…
Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 4th, 2018
2 Days
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Millinery: Blocking the Straw Hat

Stylish, cool and durable, these are a far cry from a farmer's straw hat! Craft your own personalized straw hat using millinery parasisal or Panama straw blanks. Over a two day period, you will block and finish at least one straw hat. Starting with a “blank,” finely woven straw that…
Sat, Jun 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 17th, 2018
Instructor: Emily Moe
.5 days
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Mother's Day Brunch: Make Your Own

Treat Mom to a special brunch this Mother’s Day weekend. Join Art House Bed and Breakfast chef Rose Arrowsmith Decoux to perfect your brunch skills. Create classic coffee cake variations, experiment with scones, poach eggs to perfection, and make a fool proof frittata. We’ll end the class by sharing a…
Sat, May 12th, 2018
5 Days
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Nålbinding Mittens, Socks, Caps: The Scandinavian Textile Craft

Discover the textile craft tradition known as nålbinding and explore its Scandinavian roots. As a course project, students choose to create their own pair of mittens, socks, or a syltemjölkskopp – a “milk strainer” cap. Or draw from tradition to inspire a project of your own design in consultation with…
Tue, Mar 13th, 2018  –  Sat, Mar 17th, 2018
Instructor: Larry Schmitt
2 days
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Natural Botanicals: Spring Session

After a long winter, all northern creatures relish fresh spring breezes, emergent greenery and the flickering energy of the wild about to burst into bloom. Begin the new season with an inspiring session about attuning to Earth's cycles, foods, herbs and energies for your health and wellness this season. Learn…
Sat, May 19th, 2018  –  Sun, May 20th, 2018
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
3 Days
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Natural Plant Dyes

Enjoy the “thrill of discovery” in the many colors which can be achieved, and the variation of color that can be found in nature's palette, by learning the complete subtleties of dyeing with natural materials. Dyeing with natural plants is more than a craft, it's a fascinating and inexpensive hobby.…
Fri, Jul 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
.5 days
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Naturally Sweet: Using Honey and Maple Syrup

Sweet things have natural appeal to our taste buds! Embrace nature’s sweet side as you learn to work with local honey and maple syrup -- pure, delicious, versatile and relatively healthful alternatives to refined sugar. Their flavors are concentrated and complex and offer cooks a range of options. This class…
Fri, Jun 8th, 2018
Instructors: Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen
2 days; October Session: 2.5 days
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting”. Learn the basics of both needle felting and bead embroidery in this two day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, we will create a simple needle…
Sat, May 19th, 2018  –  Sun, May 20th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 Day
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Needle Woven Beadwork

Small glass beads were introduced to both the African and American continents when contact with Europeans was made. Initially used as a trade item, the beads were soon incorporated into items of personal and decorative adornments. In the hands of artisans and craftsman, the beads were not only strung on…
Fri, May 4th, 2018
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
1½ Days
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Net Making: The Carrying Sack

Nets aren’t just for catching fish! In this class you will learn an ancient technique to make a netted sack for everyday use. To make a net, you only need to learn to tie one knot. The craft of net making has remained unchanged for thousands of years, a universal…
Sat, Jul 7th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 8th, 2018
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
2 days
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New Nordic Cuisine

If the idea of Scandinavian cuisine brings to mind only meatballs, lefse and lutefisk, it’s time to update your palate. In kitchens across the globe, chefs are approaching time-honored classics with a fresh eye, emphasizing seasonal and local ingredients and using innovative and adaptive approaches to classic cooking techniques. Join…
Sat, Feb 24th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 25th, 2018
Instructor: Scott Graden
3 days
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Nomadic Felts: Rugs

In this class students will begin by traveling (in pictures and stories!) to Kyrgyzstan and discover how felt is used, why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and fill ourselves with inspiration! We will then get our own hands into the wool as everyone…
Fri, Jun 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 10th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert