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Ovencrafting: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven

Hearth loaves, live-fire cooking, flatbreads, and overnight baked bean pots—just a few of the many potential uses of the wood-fired masonry oven made popular by Alan Scott. This workshop will explore the history and construction of masonry ovens and the mixing and baking of wood-fired bread. Over the four days…
Thu, Sep 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 19th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day Day 1 at North House, Days 2-4 at Creaking Tree Farm
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
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Overshot Weaving

Overshot is a beautiful weave structure that has a wide range of intricate design possibilities! From undulating waves to dashing circles, the weaver can create curved patterns on the loom’s natural grid system. This weave structure is one of many patterns that use a supplemental weft that skips over many…
Thu, Sep 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 12th, 2021
Day 1-3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Painting with Wool: Dala Horse Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala horse image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Dala horses have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this class will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating the image in wool.…
Fri, Aug 6th, 2021
2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Paper Marbled Journals for Kids

A personal journal is a great place to record ideas, sketches, memories, and more. And it’s even better when you can make it yourself. Learn the techniques of paper marbling and basic bookbinding in this hands-on, messy-fun course. Marbling paper is a centuries-old tradition from many cultures. We’ve got some…
Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Alex Blust
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Pine Needle Basketry

Create a traditional coiled basket from locally harvested red pine needles, which are much shorter than the more familiar long needle pines that grow in the south. Starting with either a pliable birch bark base or an elegant agate base, you will work with a variation of the spiral stitch…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
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Primitive Rug Hooking: Open Session

Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen, or burlap with a curved hook much like a…
Fri, Nov 12th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 14th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Carol Dunn
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Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark or Valdres 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, Sep 24th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 26th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
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Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course you’ll…
Fri, Aug 13th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 15th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
Mon, Aug 16th, 2021
9am - 1pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
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Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style that 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 29th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 31st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
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Rug Hooking Design: Patterns from Nature

Rug hooking is a textile craft, born out of necessity and the desire to bring beauty and warmth into the home. In this class, we will use the natural surroundings of the North Shore landscape to design a rug that is uniquely your own. We will go for walks to…
Fri, Aug 27th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 29th, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Mary Logue
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Scandinavian Fika & Edible Gifts

The edible gift is always a winner at the holidays-- festive, tasty and temporary! Join Chef Scott Graden to fill your holiday larder with deliciously giftable treats inspired by the Scandinavian love for sweet treats to accompany coffee at any time of day, known in Sweden in particular as “fika.”…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
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Scandinavian Stories & Puppets for Kids

Calling all storytellers! What do you know about magical beings, like nisse, tomten and elves? Dive into the rich world of Scandinavian folktales, full of kings, trolls, Norse gods and magical animals. We will share a few great stories and then use our imaginations to bring them to life with…
Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Small Ash Market Basket

North House is excited to welcome the award-winning basket maker Kelly Church to Basket Week. Kelly is a fifth-generation Potawatomi/Odawa/Ojibwe basket maker and educator from southwestern Michigan, and a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, along with many other honors. In this class participants will weave a miniature…
Tue, Oct 5th, 2021  –  Thu, Oct 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kelly Church
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Swedish Comfort Foods

It should come as no surprise that Swedes are experts at comfort foods: after all, there seems to be a direct connection between shortening days and dropping temperatures and the body’s desire for warm, creamy, dairy-laden foods. Join Chef Scott Graden for a delicious and filling weekend cooking up many…
Sat, Nov 20th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 21st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
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The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, & Drumming

The timeless beat of the drum stems back to a time when we made our own music literally from the ground up.  Before drum shops and before Putumayo, materials were hand-harvested from the forest to create wonderful sounds and were used to find rhythm in the world. In this course…
Sat, Oct 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
Day 1: 9 am-5 pm Day 2: 9 am-noon
Instructors: Dayna Mase, Eric Mase