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Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel

Discover the historical craft of hand carding and spinning on a spinning wheel. Beginning spinsters will strive to “get the feel” for the simple act of creating consistent yarn. Those with some prior experience will work to improve their techniques. Class will include ample time for discussions of many topics,…
Fri, Apr 1st, 2022  –  Sun, Apr 3rd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Martha Owen
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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 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Creative Mending

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. Bring your worn clothes and textiles, and leave with them repaired and looking better than ever! In this course we'll build skills for useful…
Sat, Apr 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Apr 3rd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers or short boot liners. Using the ancient no-knitting wet felting technique, you will make a cozy, warm pair of slippers or boot liners. The craft hasn’t changed in centuries except we now use soap instead of ash or urine. It’s a…
Wed, Nov 17th, 2021  –  Thu, Nov 18th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Felted Board Games

Using beautiful colored wool with wet felting and prefelt techniques, students will design and make their own felt board games! From the simplest version of tic tac toe to checkers, chess, or backgammon, these handmade games make wonderful gifts for a traveler or they may be so beautiful they become…
Sat, Jan 8th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 9th, 2022
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-Noon
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Finger Crocheted Blanket: Online Course

How wonderful to have a new creative hobby that also will keep you warm and cozy! Learn the very simple craft of finger crochet in this online workshop. All you'll need is yarn and you'll be off to the races on this blanket project in no time. Teri will teach…
Sat, Mar 26th, 2022
2-4pm CST
Instructor: Teri Smith
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Finger Crocheted Hat: Online Course

One can never have enough hats or enough hobbies! Learn the very simple craft of finger crochet in this online workshop. Find one skein of size 6 bulky yarn, rustle up a pompom if that’s your look, bring all ten fingers and you’re ready to go. Students have completed a…
Sat, Feb 19th, 2022
1-5pm CST
Instructor: Teri Smith
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Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course

These beautiful Skolt Sami mittens are based on a pair held in the The National Museum of Finland. The original was knitted by Satu Moshnikoff and obtained from Sevettijärvi, Finland (the homeland of the Skolt Sami) in 1987. According to the museum records, this mitten was inspired by one made…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
1-3:30 pm CST on two Saturdays, December 11 and 18
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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From Sett to Shrinkage: Weaving Project Planning Webinar

Are you having trouble determining your ends per inch? Are you tired of planning a project that turns out to be way smaller than you'd hope it to be? Then this is the webinar for you! Join Christine Novotny as she walks through planning a project for floor loom weaving,…
Wed, Jan 19th, 2022
6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Handwoven Towel Sampler

A handwoven towel makes a great project: not too big, not too small, very useful and lovely to look at. And, there’s an endless amount of design choices! This class offers weavers a chance to make a collection of towel samples of different patterns and materials in one weekend by…
Thu, Jan 27th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 30th, 2022
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Arthur
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Intermediate Needle Felting - Fawn: Online Course

Ready to advance your needle felting skills while creating an adorable fawn? In this intermediate level class, we’ll explore the added complexities of adding legs (and making our little friend stand well), ears, tails, and more. We’ll also focus on the detailed colorwork that makes fawn so cute. Materials include…
Fri, Mar 4th, 2022  –  Fri, Mar 11th, 2022
2-5pm CST two Fridays, March 4 and 11
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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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…
Fri, Jan 14th, 2022  –  Fri, Jan 28th, 2022
6:30-8:30pm CST three Friday evenings, January 14, 21, and 28
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
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Knitting Skolt Sami Socks

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Instructor Laura Ricketts wrote the pattern for these historical socks and they were featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 historical knitting edition of…
Thu, Feb 17th, 2022
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Knitting Skolt Sami Socks: Online Course

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Instructor Laura Ricketts wrote the pattern for these historical socks and they were featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 historical knitting edition of…
Wed, Dec 1st, 2021  –  Wed, Dec 8th, 2021
6:30-9 pm CST on two Wednesday evenings December 1 and 8
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Learn a little bit of history about how the braids have been used, then make two different cords which can end up as bracelets or necklaces. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk, ways to design…
Wed, Apr 13th, 2022  –  Wed, Apr 27th, 2022
6:30-8:30pm CST; Three Wednesday evenings, April 13, 20, and 27
Instructor: Traudi Bestler