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Bookbinding: Build Your Own Journal

Building a book is like building a a timber frame - the parts are smaller and they do bend easier, but they must all fit together for it to work!  In this introductory bookbinding class, students will bind a 7 x 10 hard-cover, multi-section book, perfect for recording details of…
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Karen Smaby
1 day
Side sewn notepad

Bookbinding: Side Sewn Notepad and Album Binding

Side-sewn binding is one solution for binding together single sheet pages. Any number of sheets can be bound, and additional sheets can be added or removed even after the book is bound. Using a sewing machine, and a Dremel drill, students will make two versions of side sewn bindings -…
Sun, Feb 17th, 2019
Instructor: Karen Smaby
2 1/4 Days
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Creating & Designing Mosaics

Rediscover ancient techniques and combine them with modern expressions and materials in a 2.25 day mosaic class. Learn mosaic techniques including ceramic and glass cutting, use of different adhesives, and grouting. Each student will design and then create a small project for the home or garden. By the end of…
Fri, Feb 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote – perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished…
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
1 day
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or work benches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how…
Sat, Feb 9th, 2019
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
4 days
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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing

Where did you get that bag? You can make it! Leather handbags are both durable and fashionable and need not have a fancy name brand to reflect your personal taste and preferences. Design and sew your very own handbags in this hands on course with Molly Grant, who has been…
Mon, Jun 17th, 2019  –  Thu, Jun 20th, 2019
Instructor: Molly Grant
2 days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Leather Tool Tote

Tote your tools in style in a sturdy, hand-sewn leather tool tote. This open-top hold-all is perfect for anything from carving tools to knitting supplies. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand…
Sat, Mar 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 24th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow
1/2 Day
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Leather Wallets: Sew Your Own

It’s especially gratifying to have handmade everyday objects you touch on a daily basis. You’ll be proud to pull out your handmade wallet, capable of containing cards and cash. Using the saddle stitch and vegetable tanned leather, you’ll create a simple piece that will be useful for years. Ages 14+,…
Sun, Jan 27th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 Days
Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wire Craft

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wire Craft

Luffarslöjd is an old craft that is part of the tradition of making beautiful and useful objects for everyday use using one’s hands and simple tools. Farmers used wire to mend fences and make and repair basic tools around the house and barn. Hobos traveled across the country offering to…
Sat, Mar 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
Instructor: Faith Clover
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 1/2 Days
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Woodblock Printmaking

Students will investigate the methods of relief woodblock printmaking as Nick gives an introduction to the basics of creating a multicolor woodblock print. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multi-block methods, simplifying the world of layers, reverse imagery, registration, and printing. Also included are guided discussions on imagery, abstraction,…
Thu, Apr 25th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Nick Wroblewski