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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, Feb 18th, 2018
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, Mar 24th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 25th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 day
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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 one day class and experiment with color and pattern repetition to create a unique piece. Beadwork artist Marcie McIntire will provide instruction and materials for creating…
Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
1 1/2 days
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Bookbinding: Fiber Journal

Ever find yourself trying to remember exactly what plants you used for that dye bath? What weight of yarn you started that knitting project with? That great felting design you dreamed up at 2 am? Every fiber artist needs a journal to record the 'knitty gritty' details of their finished…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Karen Smaby
2 days
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Ecoprinted Nuno Felt Lampshade

Felting wool to create fabric is an ancient process that predates spinning and knitting. In this class, students will create a nunofelt lampshade using wet-felting resist techniques. The first day will be spent felting the lampshade and some sample pieces. The second day will be devoted to eco-printing the lampshades…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Becky Utecht
2 Days
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Family Class - 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, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
2 days
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Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Gather a group, add a little water, some wool, and the joy of sharing stories and what do you make? Felt! In this class we are going to focus on working with silk and wool together to make a durable, yet flexible piece of fabric that can be a lovely…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 4th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert
1 day
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Felting Introduction

This is a good introduction to felting for those just looking to get started and a fun day for those who have some experience but want to expand their needle felting and wet felting skills.  We will be making flat items of use or just beauty.  Using a needle felting…
Sat, Jan 20th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Flowers & Fauna of the North Woods Through Bead Embroidery

Bring a favorite North Shore image to class: four-legged, swimmer, winged, rooted, or creepy crawler. You’ll use that image as the subject of your bead embroidery and make your own unique beadwork on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into pin for a wearable work of art,…
Sat, Jun 9th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 10th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
1/2 day
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Knit an Arne & Carlos Inspired Bird

In spring of 2017, a new book by the well-known Norwegian knitting designers, Arne and Carlos, was published in English with the title, "Arne and Carlos' Field Guide to Knitted Birds.” Inspired by antique Christmas bird ornaments, they created over forty new varieties of knitted birds. Some are patterned on…
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 day
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Knitting in the Round: Using Circular Needles

Round out your knitting skills with circular needles: whether you call it circular knitting, seamless knitting, or knitting in the round, knitting with 2 needle tips joined by a flexible cord (a circular knitting needle) offers advantages when making a sweater, shawl, or afghan, but also when making small, tube-shaped…
Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1¼ Days
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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Build your own boat and timber frame your own home - so why not knit your own socks? After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest…
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 day
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Knitting: Moving Beyond the Basics

Move beyond the basics in knitting in this intermediate course. Students will grow their skills by creating a small drawstring bag suitable for carrying a cellphone or tablet. The project is designed to teach students a number of knitting skills: pattern-reading including standard abbreviations and instructions, combining knit and purl…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1/4 day
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Lucet Braiding for Beginners

The lucet is a simple handheld tool that is used to create colorful square braids. These firm braids have been made since the Viking Era and used for embellishment, tying, and lashing. String, crochet cotton, wool and modern fibers all can be used for different effects. Once the technique is…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
Instructors: Nancy Haarmeyer, Tom McCann
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, Mar 13th, 2018  –  Sat, Mar 17th, 2018
Instructor: Larry Schmitt