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Winter Birch Bark Folded Baskets

Join instructor Greg Johnson of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in this three day course to make traditional Anishinaabe folded birch bark baskets. This style of basket is used for maple sugar storage, but is a beautiful and useful addition to any home. When birch bark is harvested at a certain…
Tue, Oct 5th, 2021  –  Thu, Oct 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Greg Johnson
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition…
Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021  –  Sat, Jul 24th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
Thu, Nov 4th, 2021  –  Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
Sun, Nov 7th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
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Woven Pewter Thread Hoop Earrings: Online Course

Explore a new “twist” on a traditional craft! Using pewter wire thread and a macramé style weave, students will create a pair of hoop earrings with a silver drop and sterling silver French hook ear wires. Finished hoops are approximately 1 inch in diameter and display a soft shimmery sparkle…
Fri, Aug 6th, 2021
2-4 pm on Friday August 6
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
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Woven: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry

Beautiful objects can be made with common and unusual renewable resources. An almost forgotten form, hairwork, the unique folk art of creating jewelry from human hair, is loaded with Scandinavian history and culture. In this course, students will  learn how to set up and make four patterns on a traditional…
Thu, Oct 28th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 31st, 2021
Day 1: 4-6 pm Days 2-3: 9 am-5 pm Day 4: 9 am-noon
Instructor: Karen Keenan
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Young Makers Camp

This is a four-day camp for tinkerers, explorers, curious kids- MAKERS! Spend each day learning new skills as you try out folk school crafts like woodworking, building, carving, baking, and more. You’ll get to taste what makes learning at North House special as you explore the handcrafts of daily life.…
Mon, Aug 2nd, 2021  –  Thu, Aug 5th, 2021

9 am-4 pm each day

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Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water

This week of Craft Camp will focus on Gitchee Gami, the “Big Lake”, and the ways in which people over time have used small boats for work and play in the Grand Marais harbor. We will learn and practice various wood and fiber skills (such as knife carving, the use…
Mon, Aug 9th, 2021  –  Fri, Aug 13th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, Anna Sharratt
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Youth Sailing Camp

Learn the basics of sailing onboard the traditionally-rigged schooner Hjørdis. This four-day camp will cover a variety of hands-on, practical sailing skills as well as boat terminology, knotwork, and line-handling. Hoist sails, steer the ship, and picnic “on the hook”; participants will surely walk away on a brand new pair…
Mon, Jul 26th, 2021  –  Thu, Jul 29th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Mon, Aug 2nd, 2021  –  Thu, Aug 5th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund