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Damascus Steel Blade Forging

Highly prized for centuries for its uncanny strength, ability to hold an edge and distinctively beautiful swirling and flowing patterns, Damascus steel is art: forge welding at its finest as you combine different types of steel, forge them through fire and hammer into one solid billet. Like a baker uses…
Tue, Oct 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, May 6th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 12th, 2019  –  Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork

Up north, there's a saying that there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Outfit yourself with the right sort of clothing to protect your body from the elements in this course, in which you will design a comfortable and warm pair of deerskin mittens to wear during the winter…
Thu, Nov 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
3 Days
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Der Zimmererbock the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools

There are many designs for saw horses, as they are one of the most important tools a timber framer or woodworker has in the workshop. Der zimmererbock is the traditional version of a saw horse used and taught throughout Germany where instructor Gerald David did his training in the timberframing. …
Fri, Nov 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Dec 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Gerald David
1 day
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Double Antler Tapestry Tray

This little antler tray basket is perfect for holding your loose change, trinkets, or to hold your mail. It can also be hung on the wall as an art piece. Students will be weaving on a pre-set round rattan reed framework, which incorporates two pre-drilled antlers. The weaving material is…
Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
3 days
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Dovetailed Tool Tote

Woodworkers know the value of a tool box, but craftspeople from knitters to carvers to cooks will find plenty of use for a sturdy tote in which to carry the tools and materials of their trade. In this course, we’ll build a dovetailed pine tool tote with a center divider…
Fri, Oct 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
1/2 day
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Easy as Pie

Berry or custard, savory or sweet, in a tin or on a cookie sheet, pies offer endless possibilities. Discover why this versatile dish has been around since the ancient Egyptians (and other fun pie trivia). We’ll learn how to turn butter, lard, flour and water into a flakey crust, get…
Sat, Aug 25th, 2018
Sat, Nov 10th, 2018
2 days
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Everyday Slöjd- A Firewood Carrier made from Firewood

Make a sweet little firewood/kindling carrier from three pieces of firewood, straight from the woodpile. We will cut, split and shape using hand tools, and refine our skills with a carving knife for the joints and smaller details. A fourth piece of wood will be split up to load the…
Sat, Nov 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 18th, 2018
Instructor: Paul Linden
2½ Days
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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather? Do away with rigid unbreathable footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the north: mukluks. The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate heat, and a breathable layering system allows…
Fri, Nov 9th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 11th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
Fri, Jan 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 20th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
2½ Days
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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks Up the Gunflint Trail

North House is pleased to announce an opportunity to experience the rich ecological beauty and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail AND immerse in the traditional northern craft of mukluk making. This session of Expedition Footwear: Making Mukluks will be taught by long-time North House instructor Jo Wood at Gunflint…
Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Exploring Fermented Foods

Fermentation…not just for brewers anymore! These days, fermented foods that can be easily prepared in the home are increasingly popular, as people begin to appreciate the healthful and delicious qualities of this ancient method of food preparation. In this overview course, you’ll explore the science behind fermentation and various cultural…
Sat, Apr 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin
1 day
Wool spinning long draw

Exploring the Long Draw

Did you know that for spinning some fibers, you have to do a long draw? Did you know that you can’t get a true woolen spun yarn without the long draw? Did you know that, in the end, spinning with a long draw is faster? This class will not only…
1 day
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Families at the Forge

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike, as hammers pound, sparks fly and red hot metal becomes a fire poker, hook or other tool right before their eyes. Try your hand at the forge in this family class, as kids and adults work together…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Sat, May 18th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
2 Days
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Family Class - Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class

This class is an enjoyable, two-day beginning knitting class which focuses not only on basic stitches and skills, but also on recognizing and correcting common mistakes which often frustrate the beginner. Topics include basic knitting skills, yarn basics and pattern reading. You will be provided with a beginning book, one…
Thu, Oct 18th, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1 day
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Family Class - Wooly Worlds: Felted Dioramas

Let your imagination run wild creating a small scene of felted things. You will learn how to make 2D and 3D items using needle felting and wet felting techniques. Create gnomes, bears, dinosaurs, mushrooms, rivers, fish…the possibilities are endless. Adults and children can create a diorama together or each create…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
1 day
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Felt a Seat Cozy

Those of us in the rocky, Northern climes know that the world is a cold hard place. Luckily there’s a felted solution: the wool seat cozy. Add a beautiful and warm wooly cushion to your favorite chair, car seat, canoe or take it with you and sit in snug serenity…
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo