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Sámi-Inspired Embroidery for Embellishment

For centuries, the circum-polar people have embroidered pewter thread onto wool and leather to embellish clothing, bags, jewelry and other small objects. Learn this technique and develop your own designs with instructor Norma Refsal, who has traveled extensively in Scandinavia and draws inspiration from the Sámi people and their designs.…
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Norma Refsal
Sat, Nov 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019
Instructor: Norma Refsal
1 Day
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Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi adornment incorporates elements of their northern landscape—softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this course you’ll…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Wed, Sep 11th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1 Day
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Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet: Continuation

Expand on your Sámi bracelet skills! In this class we will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of intricate braids and coils using traditional spooled pewter coil. If you loved the single braid style of the Sámi bracelet class and want to experiment with different braiding combinations this…
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
3.25 Days
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Sew Your Own: Scandinavian Work Shirt

It works! Sew your own Scandinavian work shirt, designed for comfort and for your favorite outdoor activities. Learn a lifelong skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. Traditional shirts in the Scandinavian countries are great for layering and designed for outdoor life. Natural fiber striped fabrics of…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Carol Colburn
½ Day
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Sewing Deer Hide Baby Booties

Reports from new parents suggest that a pair of handmade, deer hide booties make a great baby gift: not only do they stay on those tiny feet, but they are awfully cute as well. Join instructor Jo Wood for a half day workshop to learn the process for cutting and…
Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
3½ Days
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Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop

Learn the age-old art of being a cordwainer. Using the original patterns designed in the mid-1930s by Paul and Edward Mathews of The Cordwainer Shop, Molly will teach you to hand-stitch and hand-lace your own pair of Cordwainer Classics of the same design worn by Hollywood legends such as Caesar…
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
Instructor: Molly Grant
Mon, Jun 24th, 2019  –  Thu, Jun 27th, 2019
Instructor: Molly Grant
4 days
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Silveramics: Porcelain and Sterling Silver Jewelry

When clay meets stone and silver meets ceramic, “silveramics” is born. Merging David and Molly's media of clay and metal, respectively, this playful approach to jewelry making has been created by husband and wife team David Voorhees and Molly Sharp, long-time North House instructors. Students will work at their own…
Tue, Oct 8th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 11th, 2019
3 Days
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Silversmithing: The Advanced Jeweler’s Palette

Do you like playing with fire? This course is for jewelers that have some skills but would like to take it to the next level. If you have felt like you are missing some of the vital information and techniques of silversmithing, this is for you. This class will give…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2 Days
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Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Shiny objects catch your eye? In this class you will learn the basic foundations of silversmithing. Bring your creativity and an aptitude to try new things. We will cover soldering, fabricating, and hand forming metal into a pendant with a gemstone. This class offers students an opportunity to learn all…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 16th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
Wed, Sep 11th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2¼ days
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Slow Fashion Series: Skirts

Taking a step back from the world of fast fashion and disposable cheap clothing is a step towards personal sustainability that appeals to many people, but can seem a bit daunting. Building a budget to purchase from reputable companies and makers can be a slow process and sitting down at…
Fri, May 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019
Instructor: Brienne Moody
1 Day
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Viking "Knit" Chain Bracelet

Come explore the ancient tradition of chain making! You’ll use “Viking Knitting,” a centuries-old looping technique, to create a beautiful silver bracelet with a variety of unusual clasps. Historically, this unique method of weaving resembles “nalbinding” knitting and was used to fabricate everything from sweaters to netting for catching fish!…
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit