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4 Days
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Bead Embroidery and Needle Felting Immersion

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of two interesting techniques, bead embroidery and needle felting. With time, space, and abundant materials, each participant will create their own unique works of art. Bead artist Jo Wood says “My goal is to review and then move beyond the basics of…
Thu, Apr 30th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 Day
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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…
Sat, Apr 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
Thu, Jun 18th, 2020
9am-5pm
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 a pin for a wearable work of art, or framed for display. This workshop is for all skill levels, for those new to beading on…
Wed, Feb 12th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
3 Days
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Beaded Crazy Quilt with Woodland Imagery

Drawing inspiration from opulent hand embroidered Victorian Crazy quilts; learn how to construct a traditional 14-inch Crazy quilt block using the stitch and flip sewing method on a muslin base. Traditional Crazy quilts were not constructed for warmth or for the bed; instead they showcased the maker’s needlework skills. The…
Fri, Jun 5th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 7th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Nancy Eha
1½ Days
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Beaded Doilies

Brightly-colored seed beads have been used to embellish and brighten clothing and homegoods for centuries. Learn to make a beaded doily in this short class and experiment with color and pattern repetition to create a unique piece. Beadwork artist Marcie McIntire will provide instruction and materials for creating these lovely…
Sat, May 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, May 24th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
3 Days
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Beaded Leather Bag

Learn basic leather sewing and beadwork by making a drawstring shoulder bag. This three day introductory course will work with soft deerskin leather, and teach several different stitches and embellishment techniques. The finished bag will measure 9” x 5 ½”.
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
3 Days
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Botanical Printed Nunofelt Tunic

Create a beautiful very handmade piece of clothing: right down to the fabric design! Students will create a lightweight, drapey, felt tunic using fine wool and two layers of silk. They will dye the tunic and then complete the design by steam printing with leaves and flowers. Students should bring…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Becky Utecht
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to the 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…
Sat, Sep 5th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 6th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
3.5 Days
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Double Vision: Woven Imagery in Double Cloth

This class is for weavers who wish to go beyond repetitive pattern drafts and explore personal imagery and design. Doubleweave is a technique in which the weaver simultaneously weaves two layers of cloth. Reversible patterns and imagery are woven into the cloth, dark-on-light on one side, and light-on-dark on the…
Thu, Feb 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 9th, 2020
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
Instructor: Marie Westerman
3 Days
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Felted Dioramas for Grownups

When we think of dioramas, foggy memories of shoeboxes and elementary school projects might pop up, but dioramas can be much more than dinosaurs! Diorama means “through that which is seen” in Greek, and is a method of creating a three dimenstional scene to convey a story or a feeling.…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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Fingerweaving Introduction

Braided structures are among the oldest examples of human textile work. Learn to create cloth without the use of a loom, an extremely portable method. No previous weaving experience is assumed for the beginners’ class. Using a ready-to-go warp, participants will receive an introduction to the basic techniques. Emphasis is…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Carol James
3½ Days
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Flax to Linen Intensive

This course is an intensive introduction to the ancient textile fiber: flax; and the cloth made from flax: linen. Students will explore all aspects of this traditional material, from seed selection, planting and cultivation, through harvesting, retting, hand processing, spinning, and weaving. We discuss flax’s place in traditional hand textile…
Thu, Jul 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 12th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
4 Days
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Handwoven Wool Tote Bag

Design, weave, and sew your own custom wool tote bag, perfect for all of your north woods adventures. You’ll create a custom bag approximately 15” x 15” x 3”, woven with a basic twill structure. After designing and weaving their wool yardage, students will gain experience fulling their wool cloth…
Thu, Jan 16th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley
2 Days
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How Can I Spin it, What Can I Make? Yarn Design and Color

Curious continuing spinners, gain inspiration and skill at making the yarn you have in mind. What gives a yarn personality? Prepare by carding, drum carding, combing or not at all; and spin lovely natural sheep shades; hand-dyed locks of wool; or work with the lovely solid top and space-dyed rovings…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Martha Owen
3 Days
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Japanese Folk Textile Traditions: Modern Boro-Inspired Quilts

Explore several Japanese folk textile traditions while creating a large form boro-inspired quilt or wall hanging using hand dyed shibori resist fabrics, vintage Japanese fabrics and your own upcycled, recycled fabric scraps. We’ll start by learning shibori dyeing techniques Itajame (folding and clamping) and Arashi (wrapping around a pole). We’ll…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michelle Greenhouse