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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, May 13th, 2021  –  Sun, May 16th, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Community Felted Mural Project

Wool is an incredibly flexible and playful medium full of color and textural possibilities. In this workshop we will replace paint with wool as our artistic medium as we create one large mural encouraging us to consider the many challenges and injustices of the past year. There will be three…
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021  –  Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
.25 days
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Creating Movement in Handwoven Textiles: Online Webinar

Movement is a principle of visual art that seeks to move the viewer's eye around and through the work. In weaving, this can be created in a multitude of ways - from manipulating threading drafts and treadling patterns, to color placement and proportions. This webinar will focus on several essential…
Wed, Mar 31st, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT
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, Mar 4th, 2021  –  Thu, Mar 18th, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT for 3 Thursdays, March 4th, 11th, and 18th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
0.5 Days
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Finger Crocheted Hat: Online Course

Spring is coming and that means you probably need a new hat and a new hobby! 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…
Sat, Mar 27th, 2021
10am-1pm CT
Instructor: Teri Smith
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, May 20th, 2021  –  Sun, May 23rd, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley
2 Days
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Intermediate Needle Felting: Fawn

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…
Sat, Mar 20th, 2021  –  Sat, Mar 27th, 2021
2-4 pm CT on two Saturdays, March 20th and 27th
Instructor: Laura Berlage
3 afternoons
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Intro to Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork: Online Course

Beadwork uses simple tools but has tremendous scope for creativity and complexity. When looking at the work of the masters, it is easy to under-estimate how much time and patience is required. This course is designed to build basic skills so that students will feel confident in starting a larger…
Thu, Mar 4th, 2021  –  Thu, Mar 18th, 2021
2pm-4pm CST for 3 Thursdays; March 4th, 11th, 18th
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
2.5 Days
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Knitting the Night Sky: The Borealis Hat

Let the colors of the Northern Aurora Borealis sky inspire this delightful winter hat knit with traditional Icelandic wool. It is an intriguing design using Scandinavian stranded knitting techniques, corrugated rib and optional fanciful hat toppers that make every hat as unique and magical as the winter night sky and…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 13th, 2021
Day 1; 4-6pm, Day 2; 9am - 5pm, Day 3; 9am - Noon
Instructor: Annie Albertson
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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 21st, 2021  –  Wed, May 5th, 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm; Three Wednesday evenings, April 21st, 28th, and May 5th
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
3 Days
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Natural Plant Dyes

Enjoy the “thrill of discovery” in the many colors which can be achieved, and the variation of color that can be found in nature’s palette, by learning the complete subtleties of dyeing with natural materials. Dyeing with natural plants is more than a craft, it’s a fascinating and inexpensive hobby.…
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 1st, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
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…
Sat, Apr 3rd, 2021
2pm - 5pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
.5 days
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Needle Felted Easter Eggs: Online Course

"Egg-cited" for springtime?  This needle felting class is a great way to celebrate spring by creative decorative felted Easter Eggs.  We’ll start with a rigid foam egg base, which we’ll cover in colorful wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep.  Laura will then show you a variety of techniques for…
Thu, Apr 1st, 2021
2-5 pm 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, May 7th, 2021  –  Sun, May 9th, 2021
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Arthur
1.5 Days
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Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

Traditional sheepskin blankets with a tanned leather back require that the sheep make the ultimate sacrifice. Yet it doesn’t have to be so! Instructor Becky Utecht has developed a modern approach to an age-old craft. Using felting techniques, students in this course will start with an unwashed sheep fleece and…
Sat, Jul 24th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
Day 1; 9am - 5pm, Day 2; 9am - 2pm
Instructor: Becky Utecht