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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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Belt Making: Forge and Stitch

Sure, there are many ways to keep your pants on, but a handmade belt and hand-forged buckle is…
Fri, Jul 22nd, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 24th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Elizabeth Belz, Sam Gathje
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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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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking…
Sat, Aug 6th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 7th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, whisking dirt out…
Sat, Aug 6th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Herbal ID Basics and Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit

Bumps, bites and bruises...oh my! Whether it's a scraped knee or insect bite, when you have herb…
Sat, May 28th, 2022  –  Sun, May 29th, 2022
9am-3pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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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
9-2:30pm 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
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop

Explore nature-based green medicines in this intensive botanical class.  You'll discover a…
Sat, Jul 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 31st, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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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
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Simple Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag

Learn the traditional skills of leatherwork as you make a simple shoulder bag that will last for…
Sat, Jul 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 3rd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Wattle Fences and Garden Trellises

Have you ever needed a small garden fence? A trellis or wattle fence is the answer! Sometimes…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf