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Sami knitting techniques

Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Advanced Sami Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sámi mittens and some of the more difficult techniques while creating a several sample swatches: right and left leaning slyngborden, three ways to…
Wed, Feb 13th, 2019
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
3 days
Felted rug

Art of Felt Rug Making

Have you made felt before and found yourself frustrated with the design?  The colors became muted and soft, the easily identifiable bird became a cloud?  This is a class for those who have worked with felt and want to now focus on the details of design.  We will look at…
Fri, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
Instructor: Mary Reichert
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 13th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 days
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Bead Weaving: Deerskin Bag

Try your hand at a simple bead weaving project in this one day introductory course. This project is based on a traditional amulet-style bag design Marcie learned from her grandmother, intended to be worn as a necklace. Students will complete and embellish a 2”x2” lined deerskin bag in a lacy-netted…
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
1.5 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…
Sat, May 18th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
4 days
Towels

Beginning Four Harness Loom Weaving

If you're curious about weaving on a floor loom but not quite ready to make the investment or if you have a floor loom but haven't quite mastered it, this course provides an oppoortunity to experience a variety of equipment and techniques. Students will learn about weaving including a brief…
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
2 Days
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Bobbin Lace Making

Bobbin lace making is one of the traditional forms of making lace. In most lace techniques such as crochet, knitting, tatting and needle lace, a single thread is used to make the lace. Bobbin lace is the only technique that uses multiple threads at one time to create the lace.…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Kelly Marshall
1 day
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Boro + Sustainability: The Japanese Art of Repurposing Fabric

Boro is a Japanese folk textile with an indiscernible eloquence and aesthetic that was originally created out of necessity, in which small scraps of precious fabric are carefully stitched together to create a larger cloth or repair a garment. In this course students will review a brief history of Boro…
2 days
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Creative Mending

Bring your old worn clothes and textiles, and leave with them repaired and looking better than ever! Everyone is welcome in this course, from beginners who have never sewn a stitch before to experienced fiber artists looking for more ways to add unique touches and extend the life of their…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Wed, Sep 12th, 2018
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
1 day
Wool spinning long draw

Exploring the Long Draw

Did you know that for spinning some fibers, you have to do a long draw? Did you know that you can’t get a true woolen spun yarn without the long draw? Did you know that, in the end, spinning with a long draw is faster? This class will not only…
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, Oct 18th, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1 day
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Family Class - Wooly Worlds: Felted Dioramas

Let your imagination run wild creating a small scene of felted things. You will learn how to make 2D and 3D items using needle felting and wet felting techniques. Create gnomes, bears, dinosaurs, mushrooms, rivers, fish…the possibilities are endless. Adults and children can create a diorama together or each create…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
1 day
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Felt a Seat Cozy

Those of us in the rocky, Northern climes know that the world is a cold hard place. Luckily there’s a felted solution: the wool seat cozy. Add a beautiful and warm wooly cushion to your favorite chair, car seat, canoe or take it with you and sit in snug serenity…
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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, Sep 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 9th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert
2 Days
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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 can choose plastic instead of animal skins and soap…
Fri, Oct 5th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 6th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo