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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
4 Days
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Handwoven Wool Tote Bag

Design, weave, and sew your own custom wool tote bag, perfect for all of your north woods adventures. You’ll create a custom bag approximately 15” x 15” x 3”, woven with a basic twill structure. After designing and weaving their wool yardage, students will gain experience fulling their wool cloth…
Thu, Jan 16th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley
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 an introductory book, one pair of…
Thu, Oct 17th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kate Hartman
2 Days
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How Can I Spin it, What Can I Make? Yarn Design and Color

Curious continuing spinners, gain inspiration and skill at making the yarn you have in mind. What gives a yarn personality? Prepare by carding, drum carding, combing or not at all; and spin lovely natural sheep shades; hand-dyed locks of wool; or work with the lovely solid top and space-dyed rovings…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Martha Owen
3 Days
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Japanese Folk Textile Traditions: Modern Boro-Inspired Quilts

Explore several Japanese folk textile traditions while creating a large form boro-inspired quilt or wall hanging using hand dyed shibori resist fabrics, vintage Japanese fabrics and your own upcycled, recycled fabric scraps. We’ll start by learning shibori dyeing techniques Itajame (folding and clamping) and Arashi (wrapping around a pole). We’ll…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michelle Greenhouse
0.25 Days
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Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen and Kate 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 a new…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
9am-11am
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
1pm-3pm
1¼ Days
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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

You 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…
Thu, Nov 21st, 2019  –  Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019
Day 1: 4-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
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, brightens the corner of a simple knit accessory, or takes center stage as a shawl. Expand your knitting repertoire by exploring new techniques that will allow you to add flourish to basic projects…
Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
3½ Days
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Learn to Weave for your Closet

Students will learn about weaving including a brief history, weave structures, how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp, and thread a loom.  They will design a scarf or shawl which they will weave on 4 harness floor loom. Students will also weave samples exploring color and other…
Thu, Jan 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
Day 1: 6-8 pm, Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
3½ Days
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Learn to Weave for your Kitchen

Students will learn about weaving including a brief history, weave structures, how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp, and thread a loom. They will design hand towels exploring the use of color which they will weave on 4 harness floor loom. They will also weave samples exploring…
Thu, Jan 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 12th, 2020
Day 1: 6-8 pm. Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9-noon
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,…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Wed, Feb 12th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
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. …
Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019
2-4pm
Instructors: Tom McCann, Nancy Haarmeyer
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
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 traveling to Kyrgyzstan through pictures and stories.  We will discover how felt is used and why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and will fill ourselves with inspiration!  We will then get our own hands into the…
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Mary Reichert