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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series Online Course

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In an introduction to the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through the steps of creating your unique beaded project. The birch tree pin captures the essence…
Thu, Feb 11th, 2021
Feb 11th, 18th, 25th, 3-5pm CT
Instructor: Jo Wood
3.5 Days
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Color Theory Through Weaving

We all have an innate color personality - colors that we're drawn to that describe who we are and how we see the world. Just as painters mix colors on a canvas, weavers combine colors on the loom to create new combinations optically. However, the colors that we're drawn to…
Thu, Feb 18th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 21st, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm; Days 2&3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
3 Days
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Creative Mend-Along: Online Course

Hand-stitched mending can be a gateway to creative expression, as well as a way to care for our textiles, the people we love, and our planet. In this workshop we'll build skills for useful and beautiful stitching from simple to invisible to decorative. We'll try out hand-sewing techniques including darning,…
Thu, Feb 4th, 2021
February 4th, 11th, and 18th, 7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
3 Days
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Exploring Krokbragd Weaving

Explore krokbragd, or “crooked path” weaving. This beautiful weft-faced, twill based weave structure has Scandinavian roots, and was historically used to create heavy, warming home textiles. In this session, weavers dive into this detailed process to explore color and pattern, and learn how to design krokbragd using graph paper, or…
Mon, Jan 18th, 2021  –  Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Julie Arthur
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 28th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 31st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley
3 Days
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Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course

Oblique interlace is a technique for producing cloth that looks like plain weave turned onto a bias. The interlinking stitch taught in this course can form an introduction to fingerweaving and sprang: ancient fiber crafts that use just the fingers and minimal tools. Together we'll explore a low-tech method of…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
February 12th, 19th, 26th, 1-3 pm CT
Instructor: Carol James
3 Days
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Introduction to Handspinning: Online Course

In this remote class, we will learn the fundamentals of spinning with a hand spindle. Students will receive a kit ahead of the class which includes a high whorl spindle, an assortment of wool, and downloadable instructions. Our classes will include online group meetings, supplemental video instruction, and one-on-one sessions…
Wed, Feb 10th, 2021
February 10th, 17th, and 24th, 7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
0.5 Days
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Introduction to Skinnfeller: Online Course

Skinnfeller is a traditional Norwegian textile craft that until recently was little known in the United States. Though many textiles made the journey across the Atlantic with thousands of Norwegian immigrant families, for reasons lost to history these sewn and decorated sheepskins are rarely seen in collections in the US.…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
2-4pm CT
Instructor: Karen Aakre
0.25 Days
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Needle Felted Critters: Online Course

Needle felting is fun and therapeutic...and who doesn’t have a little frustration to work through in a creative and positive way these days? In this virtual class with fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage, we will mail you a kit with all the supplies you need (just bring a scissors), including…
Thu, Jan 14th, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Jan 21st, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Jan 28th, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Feb 4th, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Feb 11th, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Thu, Feb 25th, 2021
2pm-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
0.5 Days
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Needle Felted Santas Online Class

Needle felting is fun and therapeutic...and who doesn’t have a little frustration to work through in a creative and positive way these days? In this virtual class with fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage, we will mail you a kit with all the supplies you need (just bring a scissors), including…
Thu, Dec 10th, 2020
2-5 pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Sat, Dec 12th, 2020
2-5 pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
3 Days
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Nuno Felting Hats and Scarves

Nuno felting, a process of combining silk and wool to create a completely new fabric, is incredibly enticing. Though nuno is not an ancient craft, it is bound to develop a long history because it creates such a beautiful and practical material for creating wearables. In this session, students will…
Fri, Feb 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 28th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
0.5 Days
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Painting with Wool: Dala Horse

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala horse image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Dala horses have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this class will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating the image in wool.…
Fri, Jan 22nd, 2021
2-5pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
2.5 Days
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Rag Rug Weaving: Table Runner and Placemats

A woven rag rug table runner is a lovely addition to any table. When accompanied by matching placemats, the effect is altogether home-y and warm. Plus, they are great projects for a first-time weaver and attractive ways to upcycle old blankets and other fabrics. In this session, students will learn…
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 14th, 2021
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Arthur
0.25 Days
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Sprang Sashes from History: Online Webinar

Join sprang historian and expert Carol James for a fascinating evening discussing sprang sashes. The webinar will begin with a brief introduction to the technique, and a demonstration of how it works. We then look at diverse uses of the technique through history, focusing on sashes. Diverse structures are possible…
Tue, Feb 16th, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Carol James
2 Days
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Twined Knitting: Online Course

Dive into the special Swedish knitting technique of tvåändstickning, also called twined knitting or two-ended knitting. With this technique, the knitter works with two strands of yarn at the same time, traditionally from both ends of the same ball of yarn, twisting them between every stitch. While this type of…
Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
3-4:30 pm CT each Wednesday for two weeks
Instructor: Laura Ricketts