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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 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
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
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 15th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sat, Jul 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
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…
Fri, May 10th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
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, Sep 14th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 16th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert
1 day
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Nordic-Inspired Surface Design: Block Printing on Fabric

In this one day course, students will learn to carve simple nordic-inspired designs on linoleum blocks and use permanent fabric inks to print the design on their fabric. By using a variety of design elements and shapes and colors in the printing process, a simple design can become a unique…
1½ Days
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Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Scarves: Many of us don't leave home without them. They are imperative in the winter but they can also simply be fashionable.  In this class you will learn the modern wet felting technique called Nuno which creates a durable, elegant and warm material by combining wool with silk or other…
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
1 Day
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Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes

Late June means lupines in many shades of purple will populate the ditches and roadsides of the North Shore, creating the perfect setting for discovering purple possibilities in natural dyes. We will discuss basic color theory as to how to create various purples and lavenders. In this class, we will…
1½ Days
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Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Penny rugs use felted wool scraps to create a textile feast for the eye. Multicolored scraps are arranged in contrasting and complementary colors to create table runners, placemats and more, making a room come alive with color. Shapes of descending sizes are layered onto a wool background piece and stitched…
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 15th, 2019
Instructor: Karen Smaby
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…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Carol Dunn
Thu, Jun 6th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
Instructor: Carol Dunn
.5 days
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Quilting the North Woods: A Seasonal Block of the Month Quilt

North House and the north woods are full of inspiring colors and patterns for the quilter. Laura Ricketts has designed a nine block wall-hanging with thematic blocks, as well as a North House central block. This North Woods quilt class will focus on triangles: dealing with bias in fabric and…
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
1½ Days
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Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

UUnfortunately, 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…
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
Instructor: Becky Utecht
1 Day
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Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes

Reds have always been the color of passion! In this class we will explore nature’s passion with a variety of natural red dyes such as cochineal, lac, madder, quebracho, and amaranthus. We will extend our palette by overdying with indigo and fustic for a variety of purples and oranges. The…
.5 days
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Sámi Knitting Techniques

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Sámi Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sami mittens and four characteristics which set them apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with or without tassels). We will create a sample swatch…
Wed, Feb 13th, 2019
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
1 Day
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Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

Combine wool, soap and water, a felting needle and agitation and the sculptural possibilities are endless!  This is a day to experiment with the amazing sculptural flexibility of wool and go beyond the basics. Using a variety of fill or building a wire armatage students create a sculpture of their…
Sun, Sep 23rd, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 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 life-long 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…
Fri, Sep 21st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 23rd, 2018
Instructor: Carol Colburn