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3 Days
Screen printing

Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Learn to screen print your own unique designs and dye fabrics, all using natural dyes! Forget depending on textile companies or synthetic dyes—you'll be free to find rebellious color in your local environment, your kitchen, and from natural sources around the world. You won't need a lot of special equipment…
Fri, Aug 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
4 Days
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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.  Often, using mainly thrifted materials.  In this class, we will use the natural surroundings of the North Shore landscape to design a rug that is uniquely your own.  We…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Mary Logue
2 Days
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Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

In Scandinavia, fringes from yarn were traditionally used to embellish the edges of mittens and of woven textiles like tablecloths or cushions. Students will learn three different techniques hands-on: one using a stick and small heddle; a two-person Swedish technique using a wooden rod; and a looping-style technique using a…
Sat, Sep 28th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Robbie LaFleur
3¼ Days
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Sew Your Own: Scandinavian Work Shirt

It works! Sew your own Scandinavian work shirt, designed for comfort and for your favorite outdoor activities. Learn a lifelong skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. Traditional shirts in the Scandinavian countries are great for layering and designed for outdoor life. Natural fiber striped fabrics of…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Carol Colburn
2 Days
Sewing Slojd projects

Sewing Slöjd: Making and Mending

The idea of slöjd—using natural materials, simple tools, and your innate creativity to craft the things you need and use every day—applies just as much to cloth as it does to wood! In this course we'll build skills for sewing slöjd as you make a kit to hold your essential…
Sat, Aug 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
2 Days
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Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

The classic Saxony-style spinning wheel was invented over 500 years ago, and is still a symbol of the “olden days.” Although the spinning wheel is no longer a household necessity for the production of the family’s clothing, many crafters, knitters, and fiber artists find great satisfaction in spinning their own…
Thu, Oct 17th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
2 Days
Indigo printing

White on Blue: Organic Indigo and Resist Printing

Discover the ancient magic of the organic indigo vat, where blue pigment lies waiting in yellow liquid, turning fabric green and then blue in the air! Indigo is one of the best-known and longest-lasting natural dyes, discovered independently by cultures around the world. We'll set up a vat using all…
Wed, Aug 28th, 2019  –  Thu, Aug 29th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith