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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
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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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 use soap instead of ash or urine. It’s a…
Wed, Nov 17th, 2021  –  Thu, Nov 18th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens

These beautiful Skolt Sami mittens are based on a pair held in the The National Museum of Finland. The original was knitted by Satu Moshnikoff and obtained from Sevettijärvi, Finland (the homeland of the Skolt Sami) in 1987. According to the museum records, this mitten was inspired by one made…
Fri, Oct 15th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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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 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
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Just Knittin’ Beret – First Time Project

The Just Knittin’ Beret is a perfect project for knitters who can knit but aren’t sure how to read a pattern or make a project. Using just knit stitches, Just Knittin’ Beret will lead you through a rolled brim (fitted through two different sized needles), to expand your skills through…
Sat, Oct 16th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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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 Felting & Bead Embroidery: Beads & Fiber Painting

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…
Thu, Sep 16th, 2021  –  Fri, Sep 17th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
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Overshot Weaving

Overshot is a beautiful weave structure that has a wide range of intricate design possibilities! From undulating waves to dashing circles, the weaver can create curved patterns on the loom’s natural grid system. This weave structure is one of many patterns that use a supplemental weft that skips over many…
Thu, Sep 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 12th, 2021
Day 1-3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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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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Primitive Rug Hooking: Open Session

Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen, or burlap with a curved hook much like a…
Fri, Nov 12th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 14th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructor: Carol Dunn
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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
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Twined Knitting Intro: Let's Get Twisted

Dive into the special Swedish knitting technique of tvåändstickning, also called twined knitting or two-ended knitting. With this technique, the knitter works with two strands of yarn at the same time, traditionally from both ends of the same ball of yarn, twisting them between every stitch. While this type of…
Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9am-1pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Weave a Scottish Tartan Scarf

The distinctive look of a tartan pattern is recognizable the world over as a sign of Scottish highland history and skilled craftsmanship. Woven for centuries according to the tastes and local dye resources of the weaver, tartans acquired a strict taxonomy somewhere in the mid-19th century, with specific patterns associated…
Fri, Sep 3rd, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 5th, 2021
Instructor: Mary MacDonald