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Currently Scheduled Traditional Crafts Courses

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Asekewin: Traditional Hide Tanning

Soak, scrape, stretch, and smoke: these are the basic steps of asekewin or hide tanning, one of the…
Fri, Aug 19th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 21st, 2022
9am-5pm
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Bags of the Boundary Waters and Beyond

Head out on the lake, into the woods, or to the grocery store in style and function with a custom…
Tue, Oct 18th, 2022  –  Thu, Oct 20th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Amir Najam
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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…
Thu, Nov 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay
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Dangle and Spin: Mobile Making

Mobiles are a cool way to display a variety of small objects you can learn to make: birch bark…
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2022
9-11am
Instructor: Preston Dorsett
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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…
Fri, Sep 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 2nd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Himmeli 2: Finnish Geometric Mobiles Online Course

Himmeli is a Nordic tradition brought to Minnesota by Finnish immigrants. Traditionally hung above a…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022
9am-2:30pm CT
Instructor: Mary Erickson
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Introduction to Handmade Brushes

In this class we will use a combination of hand and power tools to craft brushes with uses…
Thu, Oct 13th, 2022  –  Fri, Oct 14th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create…
Sat, Nov 12th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 13th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Pebble & Twig Mosaic Table

The love of gathering beach rocks combines with the craft of twig mosaic. Twig mosaic is an early…
Fri, Aug 12th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 14th, 2022
9am-5pm daily
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf