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Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Scandinavians and Russians commonly kept small, flat birch bark boxes in their pockets in the 18th and 19th century for the then-popular taking of snuff. Larger finger and lap jointed boxes often held coffee, tea or salt. Today they continue to be made and hold keepsakes, buttons, spare change, jewelry,…
Thu, Oct 14th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay
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Hand-Sewn Leather Project Tote

There are so many possible uses for this bag that the only name that does it justice is “project tote.” Carry needlework, kindling, tablet or farmers’ market treasures in style. This durable hand-sewn project tote is made of vegetable tanned leather that will develop a lustrous dark honey patina as…
Fri, Jul 2nd, 2021  –  Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021
9am -5pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, 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 you…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag

Here it is—a perfect shoulder bag for everyday errands! This classic yet funky crossbody bag is where traditional saddle-making techniques meet contemporary styling. You will learn how to hand-sew vegetable tanned cowhide with a two-needle saddle stitch, along with wet-molding, hardware application, and leather care. Students are encouraged to experiment…
Sat, Sep 4th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 5th, 2021
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep waters of herbalism, and ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural…
Fri, Jul 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Oct 1st, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted

Mabon, the celebration of the autumnal equinox, reminds us to reconnect and remember our true wild natures as we shift into autumn season and align with the earth element. Join herbalist Gigi Stafne as she weaves in traditional northern medicine wisdom with new ways to align with the earth. In…
Sat, Sep 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 12th, 2021
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create them. Explore Norse and Sami-inspired herbal medicine in this workshop based around the handcrafting of seven herbal medicines, each tethered to a particular story and made from northern plants. Rooted in her own Nordic ancestry,…
Sat, Nov 13th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 14th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Ovencrafting: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven

Hearth loaves, live-fire cooking, flatbreads, and overnight baked bean pots—just a few of the many potential uses of the wood-fired masonry oven made popular by Alan Scott. This workshop will explore the history and construction of masonry ovens and the mixing and baking of wood-fired bread. Over the four days…
Thu, Sep 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 19th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day Day 1 at North House, Days 2-4 at Creaking Tree Farm
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
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Young Makers Camp

This is a four-day camp for tinkerers, explorers, curious kids- MAKERS! Spend each day learning new skills as you try out folk school crafts like woodworking, building, carving, baking, and more. You’ll get to taste what makes learning at North House special as you explore the handcrafts of daily life.…
Mon, Aug 2nd, 2021  –  Thu, Aug 5th, 2021

9 am-4 pm each day