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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, Aug 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Bobbin Lace Making

Crocheting, knitting, tatting, and needle lace focus on a single thread to construct lace. Bobbin lace making is one of the traditional forms of making lace and is the only technique to use multiple threads concurrently to create lace. The technique has some similarities to weaving but is made on…
Sat, Sep 28th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
9am-5pm
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 & 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…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michelle Greenhouse
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to the landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on…
Sat, Sep 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
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 tool is a…
Wed, Jun 19th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3½ Days
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Flax to Linen Intensive

This course is an intensive introduction to the ancient textile fiber: flax; and the cloth made from flax: linen. Students will explore all aspects of this traditional material, from seed selection, planting and cultivation, through harvesting, retting, hand processing, spinning, and weaving. We discuss flax’s place in traditional hand textile…
Fri, Jul 5th, 2019  –  Mon, Jul 8th, 2019
Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
1 Day
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Flower Power: Dyeing Paper in the Steam Box

Capture summer color onto paper. We will steam a bounty of garden and wild flowers between layers of paper. Explore folding, design, and layering methods, then into the steam box the offering goes. Students will bind a 5"x8" notepad while we wait for the thrill of unwrapping bundles of color.
Thu, Jul 18th, 2019
9am-3pm
Instructor: Karen Smaby
½ Day
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Hand Puppets and Oven Mitts

It may never have occurred to you, but puppets and oven mitts are very closely related. They are both made of colorful wool, both are wet felted around a resist, and with a little imagination, they both can talk. Is an oven mitt just a shy puppet or is a…
Fri, Jun 21st, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand wool braided 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 4th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2019
9am-5pm
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 that focuses both on basic stitches and skills, and on recognizing and correcting common mistakes that often frustrate the beginner. Topics include essential knitting skills, yarn basics, and pattern reading. You will be provided with a introductory book, one pair of…
Thu, Oct 17th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kate Hartman
2 Days
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Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment, are easy to use and to understand, and are easily stored. Specially designed to be used for making strong, patterned bands, inkle looms are used for weaving belts, laces, bookmarks, guitar and other instrument…
Tue, Jul 16th, 2019  –  Wed, Jul 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
1 Day
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Kumihimo with Beads

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Historically, the most complex forms were used as a functional embellishment on samurai armour. Today, it's more common to use kumihimo cords to embellish your arm as beaded bracelet. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk,…
Mon, Jul 15th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
1 Day
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Lace Knitting Intro

Elegant knit lace can enhance many projects, whether it is sewn on the edge of a garment, brightening the corner of a simple knit accessory, or taking center stage as a shawl. Expand your knitting repertoire by exploring new techniques that will allow you to add flourish to basic projects…
Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
1 Day
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Leaf Printing in the Steam Box

Eco-prints are one-of-a-kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them—the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed, arranged on paper, stacked and tightly…
Fri, Jul 26th, 2019
9am-3pm
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
9am-3pm
2 Days
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Leaves, Roots, & Bugs: Natural Dyes

Spend two days learning new avenues into color possibilities from ancient traditions. This class will cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting techniques, the dyeing process, and some color theory. We will use readily available dyes in extract form, like indigo, cochineal,…
Sat, Aug 10th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson