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2.5 Days
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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, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
Day 1: 4 - 6pm; Day 2: 9am - 5pm; Day 3: 9am - noon
Instructor: Annie Albertson
1 Day
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Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

The simple three-stranded braid most of us learn in childhood is only a glimpse of the deep historical and cultural roots of traditional braids. In this one day workshop, you’ll focus on technique that reaches back centuries, but can be used as a vehicle for very modern beaded jewelry. After…
Mon, Jul 20th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2.5 Days
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Learn to Knit a Norwegian Sweater

Learn the basic techniques for knitting a traditional Norwegian sweater by knitting a mini sweater. By working through the entire process under the experienced eye of the instructor, students will leave ready to tackle a full-size project on their own. Students will learn to read charts and work with 2…
Fri, Jul 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 12th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm, Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Diane Thomson
¼ Day
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Lucet Braiding for Beginners

The lucet is a simple, historic handheld tool that is used to create practical square braids. The sturdy braids may be used for decorative purposes, embellishment and tying.  Wool, cotton, and novelty fibers can be used with different results. Once the techniques are mastered, the useful braids are created quickly.…
Thu, Nov 19th, 2020
2-4pm
Instructors: Tom McCann, Nancy Haarmeyer
3 Days
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Machine Knitting for Novices

Machine knitting is enjoying a renaissance. Learn how you can make complex looking knit articles quickly using knitting machines. Home knitting machines were big in the early 1900s and again in the 1970s. Today’s modern machines allow you to make texture, fair isle designs, lace and create beautiful complex designs…
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Polly Sonifer
2.5 Days
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Moose-ing Around: Knit a Moose Hat in the Round

The wilderness surrounding North House is a great place to spot a moose. All you need is a lot of time and a little luck. Or a little time and a lot of luck. Either way, capture the iconic northern ungulate in wool as you knit your own whimsical moose…
Fri, Jun 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 14th, 2020
Day 1: 4-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Annie Albertson
5 Days
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Nålbinding Mittens, Socks, Caps: The Scandinavian Textile Craft

Discover the textile craft tradition known as nålbinding and explore its Scandinavian roots. As a course project, students choose to create their own pair of mittens, socks, or a syltemjölkskopp – a “milk strainer” cap. Or draw from tradition to inspire a project of your own design in consultation with…
Mon, Sep 28th, 2020  –  Fri, Oct 2nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Larry Schmitt
1 Day
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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, Sep 12th, 2020
9am-4pm
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 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
2 Days
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Needle Felt Christmas Critters

Who would’ve thought sticking a needle into something would make it more adorable? Well, with needle felting you can stick, prick, jab, and poke to your heart’s delight as tufts of wool transform into delightful fawns, lovely loons, and goony gnomes. Dress up your space with these magical critters, hang…
Sat, Dec 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Dec 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
2 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,” 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 18th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
3 Days
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Nomadic Felts: Rugs

In this class students will begin by studying felt-making techniques from Kyrgyzstan. We will discover how felt is used and why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and fill ourselves with inspiration!  We will then get our hands into the wool and begin learning how…
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Mary Reichert
3 Days
Rug hooking

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, Jun 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 14th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Carol Dunn
Tue, Jun 16th, 2020  –  Thu, Jun 18th, 2020
Instructor: Carol Dunn
3.5 Days
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Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners

Brightly colored rag rugs can spruce up any space, and are a testament to the resourcefulness and sustainability of traditional crafts. They are also satisfying first projects for aspiring weavers! Learn to weave on a floor loom and craft a useful project. From reading a draft to winding warp to…
Thu, Aug 27th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 30th, 2020
Day 1:5-8pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Julie Arthur
1.5 Days
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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…
Fri, Jul 24th, 2020  –  Sat, Jul 25th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Becky Utecht