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Skolt Sami hat

Skolt Sami Inspired Hat

The Skolt Sami people’s homeland is where the modern countries of Norway, Russia and Finland meet. There are several subsets of the Sami people. Traditional dress and language is unique and can vary as widely as the Danish language and traditional dress differs from a rural Norwegian dialect and dress.…
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
½ day
Spinning flax

Spinning Flax to Linen

Feel the presence of your ancestors as you experience spinning flax – one of the most ancient and elegant of all fibers. When spun, flax magically becomes the linen yarn we revere for exquisite weaving and knitting. The instructor – fiber artist and author, Wendy J. Johnson, will discuss how…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
Instructor: Wendy Johnson
1 day
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Tomtens and Holiday Ornaments

The belief in tomtens – or rural elves – started in Sweden and continues to be part of the folklore of the winter/holiday season. Tomtens are often portrayed both helpful and mischievous: they’ll do the chores, and then steal the cookies. Sound like a young person you know? No wonder…
Fri, Nov 30th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom: Spring Scarves

Learn to weave on the rigid heddle loom while making a beautiful, lightweight scarf perfect for spring evenings. Using the instructor's rigid heddle looms, students will learn how to set up the loom, weave the scarf, and finish it with a lovely fringe. No previous weaving experience is required to…
Fri, May 24th, 2019  –  Sun, May 26th, 2019
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
3 days
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Weft-Faced Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

For those who are intrigued with the rhythm and repetition of weaving but not ready to commit to  the complexities of the floor loom, the rigid heddle loom offers an accessible place to start learning the warp from the weft and other weaving intricacies. Using North House rigid heddle looms,…
Fri, Feb 15th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
1½ days
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Wet Felting to Keep you Warm: Hats, Slippers, & Mittens

The natural fibers of wool are still the best material for a cold keeping you warm in a cold Minnesota winter, with the added bonus of being beautiful. Hats, mittens, slippers all use the same technique of felting wool over a resist and sculpting the wool into a three dimensional…
Sat, Jan 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 13th, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3¼ Days
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Wool: The Full Experience

Wool is an incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful fiber that is surprisingly easy to make into fabric. Start at the very beginning of the process in this team-taught class, as you shear sheep, wash, card and dye the wool and finally make individual felted projects using needle and wet-felting techniques.…
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo