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Felting Exploration: Sculptural Felting

Felting is based on three main principles: flat, sculptural and open form. Featured international guest instructor Karin Flatøy Svarstad will explore all three of these techniques in this three day workshop, using birds as inspiration, though students will be free to take inspiration from whatever forms they like. Karin is…
Tue, Feb 12th, 2019  –  Thu, Feb 14th, 2019
2 Days
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Felting for the Kitchen

The kitchen is a great place for handmade wool items. Potholders, tea cozies, cup cozies, placemats, hotpads, table runners, dish scrubbies, felted soap balls-- all these projects use the basic method of taking wool batting or roving, adding designs with a felting needle (or not), add water, soap and agitation…
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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…
Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Felting: Creative Hats & Bags

Join featured international guest instructor Karin Flatøy Svarstad for an exploration of wool varieties and felting techniques, resulting in a wearable (or not, your choice!) hat. This felting technique is easy to learn, opens the door to innumerable creative possibilities and can be used to make bags, shoes, slippers or…
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
2 Hours
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Fibers For Kids

Get ready to experience fun with fibers! Join skilled artists from the Northwoods Fiber Guild to create hands-on fiber projects designed specifically for kids and a helpful adult. Students will choose and create their own fiber crafts such as tapestry weaving on a cardboard loom, felting wool containers, Suminagoshi Japanese…
2 Days
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Flowers & Fauna of the North Woods Through Bead Embroidery

Bring a favorite North Shore image to class: four-legged, swimmer, winged, rooted, or creepy crawler. You’ll use that image as the subject of your bead embroidery and make your own unique beadwork on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into pin for a wearable work of art,…
Fri, May 10th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
4 days
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Fold, Dip, Print: Natural Dyes on Fabric

Learn to dye fabrics and screen print unique designs, all using natural dyes! We will fuse ancient dye traditions with new ideas to explore a wide range of possibilities in natural colors. You'll learn how dyes from plants and bugs combine with mordants and fabric to make a range of…
Thu, Sep 6th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 9th, 2018
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
.5 days
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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…
Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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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
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
.5 days
Lovikka mittens

Knit a Traditional Swedish “Lovikka” Mitten

Learn how to knit and embroider a mitten in the Swedish Lovikka style. Lovikka is a town located near the Arctic Circle with a renowned tradition of Sami-inspired embroidered embellishments, including a braided tassel. This mitten is knit in the round on double-pointed needles using a single ply yarn. The…
Sun, May 19th, 2019
Instructor: Wendy Johnson
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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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, Sep 13th, 2018
1/4 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. …
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