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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 5th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2.00
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In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: Natural Dyes

Spend a few days with natural dyes, and learn an exciting avenue 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, extraction process, dyeing methods, and some color theory. With so many dye plants…
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Fri, Aug 24th, 2018
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
1 day
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Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment, are easy to use and 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 straps,…
Wed, Jul 18th, 2018
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
½ Day
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Kids Only - Kids Knit! (morning session)

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 20th, 2018
1¼ Days
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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Build your own boat and timber frame your own home - so why not knit your own socks? After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
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,…
Thu, Jul 19th, 2018
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…
Sat, Aug 25th, 2018
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
1 day
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Leaf Printing in the Steambox

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…
Thu, Aug 9th, 2018
Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
1 Day
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Mittens: The Perfect Complement

Learn to knit a pair of mittens and enjoy a life-long skill set for knitting warm mittens for yourself or to give as gifts for those fingertips you care about. Learn to read knitting patterns for mittens, practice circular knitting techniques on double pointed needles, thumb techniques, closing the tip…
Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
2 days
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Nålbinding Mittens and Socks

Nålbinding is an old textile technique done with a thread carried on a wide short needle. The piece is held in the hand in such a way that each new loop is made around the thumb, which thus acts as a gauge keeping the loops of constant size. The result…
Tue, Jun 19th, 2018  –  Wed, Jun 20th, 2018
Instructor: Anne Marie Nielsen
1 Day
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Natural Dyes in the Steambox

Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam, hot water 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…
Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby
Sun, Aug 26th, 2018
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby
3 Days
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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 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
2 days; October Session: 2.5 days
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting”. Learn the basics of both needle felting and bead embroidery in this two day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, we will create a simple needle…
Fri, Oct 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 14th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
1½ Days
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Net Making: The Carrying Sack

Nets aren’t just for catching fish! In this class you will learn an ancient technique to make a netted sack for everyday use. To make a net, you only need to learn to tie one knot. The craft of net making has remained unchanged for thousands of years, a universal…
Sat, Jul 7th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 8th, 2018
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
3 days
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Nomadic Felts: Rugs

In this class students will begin by traveling (in pictures and stories!) to Kyrgyzstan and discover how felt is used, why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and fill ourselves with inspiration! We will then get our own hands into the wool as everyone…
Fri, Jun 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 10th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert