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Currently Scheduled Fiber Art Courses

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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In a reflection of the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of one or two bead-embroidered projects, time permitting. The birch tree pin…
Sun, Aug 13th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads

Bring a favorite landscape image to class and create your own unique bead painting on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into pin for a wearable work of art, or framed for display. This workshop is for all skill levels, those new to beading on fabric as…
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on felted…
Thu, Sep 14th, 2017  –  Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
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, Sep 9th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Felted Rugs

Felt is hard to resist- it's soft, light, durable, beautiful, and brings such a feeling of warmth to the home. For centuries wool has been crafted into clothing, like boots, hats, and coats, but felt can also be a home furnishing. In the homes of many Central Asian nomads, felt…
Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 24th, 2017
Instructor: Mary Reichert
1 day
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Felting for Animals

As a pet owner, nothing is more satisfying than making Fido comfortable. Try your hand and felt something for your favorite animal; from a cozy cave for a cat, a dog bed, cat toys, dog jackets, dog booties or even a bird house, this course will ofter plenty of opportunities…
Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Felting for the Kitchen

The kitchen is a great place for handmade wool items. Potholders, tea cozies, cup cozies, placemats, hotpads, table runners, dish scrubbies, felted soap balls-- all these projects use the basic method of taking wool batting or roving, adding designs with a felting needle (or not), add water, soap and agitation…
Sat, Aug 26th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 27th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home. Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2 Days
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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 19th, 2017  –  Fri, Oct 20th, 2017
Instructor: Kate Hartman
½ Day
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Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
½ Day
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Leaf Printing in the Steambox

Eco-prints are one of a kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them – the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed and…
Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
3 Days
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Nålbinding Mittens

Nålbinding, similar to but far older than knitting or crochet, is a way to make a looped-structure fabric with a single needle. Nålbound mittens are valued for warmth and practicality and in this workshop you'll learn nålbinding, as well as the basics of shaping a Scandinavian-style "work" mitten. A variety…
Thu, Sep 14th, 2017  –  Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
Instructor: Larry Schmitt
5 Days
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Nålbinding Mittens, Socks, Caps: The Scandinavian Textile Craft

Discover the textile craft tradition known as nålbinding and explore its Scandinavian roots. As a course project, students choose to create their own pair of mittens, socks, or a syltemjölkskopp – a “milk strainer” cap. Or draw from tradition to inspire a project of your own design in consultation with…
Tue, Nov 7th, 2017  –  Sat, Nov 11th, 2017
Instructor: Larry Schmitt
1 Day
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Natural Dyes in the Steambox

Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam, hot water and assorted leaves, flowers, and old rusty nails, and wait an hour…the results are extraordinary. Who knew all the colors of nature were hidden in plain sight? In this course, you’ll learn a bit…
Fri, Aug 25th, 2017
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby
Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby
2 days
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Natural Dyes–Adding Iron: How Sad can be Happy!

As if the world of natural dyes did not offer enough colors to choose from, a dyer's palette can be greatly augmented by adding an iron post-mordant. Known for its dulling effect, iron can change the “mood” of a color in interesting and unpredictable ways. In this course we will…
Sat, Aug 12th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 13th, 2017
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson