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Natural Dyes & Earth Pigments for Basketry

Natural plant dyes and earth pigments (soil) can add infinite possibilities to highlight or accent your weaving by adding unexpected color to your projects. Instructor Karen Rognsvoog is an experienced natural dyer who is offering her knowledge to experiment with basket making materials. On the first day, we will use…
Wed, Sep 23rd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
2 Days
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Northwoods Carrying Basket

The North Woods is full of beautiful, colorful material suitable for basketry. In this class we’ll use a variety of local materials to create a sturdy basket, perfect for everyday use. Students will learn the ways of processing a variety of materials including black ash and birch bark while engaging…
Sat, Aug 1st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Emily Derke
2 Days
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Pine Needle Basketry

Create a traditional coiled basket from locally-harvested red pine needles. Starting with either a pliable birch bark base or an elegant agate base, you will work with a variation of the spiral stitch to form a basket with a distinct spiral pattern inside and out. Samples of pine needles from…
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 27th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
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…
Fri, Apr 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
Tue, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
3 Days
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Russian Birch Bark Weaving Intensive

North House is pleased to welcome returning scholar, artisan, and teacher Vladimir Yarish, of Veliky Novgorod, the capitol of Novgorod Province, Russia to teach this course. Vladimir has gathered by hand all birch bark and roots in the dangerous Russian forest full of hungry mosquitoes where he watches for big…
Fri, May 1st, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Vladimir Yarish
2 Days
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Sweetgrass Basketry

Work with locally-harvested sweet grass, cattails, and sedges during this two-day class while learning the art of coiling a sweetgrass basket. We'll incorporate an elegant agate as a base for the basket and make a small birch bark ornament wrapped in sweetgrass. Hands-on instruction provides students with an introduction to…
Sat, Aug 8th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 9th, 2020
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
1 Day
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Trashformations Basketry

Take recycling to the next level by learning to use a common household item to make attractive projects with simple weaving techniques. Students will learn the tight weave and open weave techniques using toilet paper and paper towel rolls. It sounds strange, but roll with us on this on: this…
Thu, Apr 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
4 Days
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Willow Exploration Extravaganza

Over the course of the last 7,000 years, humans have figured out a lot of things to make with willow. From eel traps to hot air balloon baskets, this pliable and abundant material has served humanity well. Explore a wide variety of projects with international guest instructor Steen Madsen of…
Mon, Sep 14th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Steen Madsen
3 Days
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Willow Fishing Creel, Backpack, or Bike Basket

The fishing creel is a classic willow project, but let’s be honest: not many of us are wandering down to the local river banks to try our luck with fishing creels anymore. Fear not: this project is really a bag that hangs from the shoulder, attractive and convenient for many…
Tue, Sep 22nd, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 24th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Steen Madsen
3 Days
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Winter Bark Folded Baskets

Join featured 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…
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020  –  Mon, Sep 28th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Greg Johnson