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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, Oct 14th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
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
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 21st, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
1/2 day
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Felt a Small Custom Case

Wet felting is the ancient and magical process of turning fluffy, soft wool into strong and beautiful material. In this half-day class, you will use dyed wool, soap and water around a plastic resist to make a strong and colorful wool bag. Your finished bag will be about the size…
Sun, Nov 19th, 2017
Instructor: Mary Cowen
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
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…
Wed, Nov 15th, 2017  –  Thu, Nov 16th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
1 day
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Felting for Animals

As a pet owner, nothing is more satisfying than making Fido comfortable. Try your hand and felt something for your favorite animal; from a cozy cave for a cat, a dog bed, cat toys, dog jackets, dog booties or even a bird house, this course will ofter plenty of opportunities…
Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home. Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2 Days
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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 19th, 2017  –  Fri, Oct 20th, 2017
Instructor: Kate Hartman
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
½ Day
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Kids Only - Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017