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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
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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,…
Tue, Jul 6th, 2021  –  Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT for 3 Tuesdays, July 6th, 13th, 20th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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Flax to Linen: Online Course

This class explores the history and contemporary uses of flax, the plant fiber from which linen is made. We will work hands-on to learn hand spinning of tow and line flax using tools and materials supplied by the instructor. Topics included: how to source textile flax seed, growing, harvesting, and…
Thu, Jun 3rd, 2021  –  Thu, Jun 24th, 2021
7-9 pm CT each Thursday for four weeks; June 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
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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
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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…
Tue, Aug 3rd, 2021  –  Tue, Aug 17th, 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm; Three Tuesday evenings, August 3rd, 10th, 17th
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
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Natural Dyes in the Steam Box

Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam and assorted leaves, flowers, and old rusty nails, and wait an hour…the results are extraordinary. Who knew all the colors of nature were hidden in plain sight? In this course, you’ll learn a bit about the…
Sat, Aug 7th, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Cheryl Larsen
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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
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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…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021
2-5pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Fri, Jul 9th, 2021
2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting,” while learning the basics of both in this two-day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, you will create a simple needle-felted wool background fabric. Then, you…
Sat, Jul 10th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
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Painting with Wool: Dala Horse Online Course

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, Aug 6th, 2021
2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Playful Freeform Embroidery: Online Course

Learn all the basic stitches you need, and discover freeform embroidery with threads and wool yarn. You'll be inspired by traditional styles and the world around you. Sample different techniques and materials, and get tips for planning and transferring designs. We'll learn together over two sessions on Zoom, with time…
Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021  –  Fri, Jul 30th, 2021
2-4 pm each Friday on July 23rd and 30th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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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
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Rug Hooking Design: Patterns from Nature

Rug hooking is a textile craft, born out of necessity and the desire to bring beauty and warmth into the home. In this class, we will use the natural surroundings of the North Shore landscape to design a rug that is uniquely your own. We will go for walks to…
Fri, Aug 27th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 29th, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Mary Logue