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North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning. Folk schools emphasize learning for the sake of learning. There are no exams, no credits, and no term papers. As much as our courses teach a particular skill (timberframing, basketmaking), they also encourage lifelong learning.

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Upcoming Courses


Coopering: Make a Wooden Bucket December 1
Fisherman's Kep December 8
Pattern, Texture, Paint: Personal Expression through Craft December 8
Felted Holiday Stockings and Ornaments December 9


Weave to Sew: Custom Wool Vest January 11
Sculptural Felting January 12
Masonry Heater Building January 19
Moose-ing Around: Knit a Moose Hat in the Round January 19
Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners January 25
Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket January 26
Caribou Hair Tufted Jewelry January 26
Fresh Flavors from Winter Vegetables January 27
Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood January 31


Hand Tool Woodworking: Getting Started February 2
Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag February 3
Winter River Exploration February 9
Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze, and Gouge February 9
Winter River Exploration February 10
Event: Fiber Week February 12 – 19
Log Cabin Quilt Variations February 13
Felting Bags with Integrated Details February 13
Introduction to Nålbinding February 13
Sashiko Ori February 17
Norwegian Needlecraft:Taking the 'Hard' out of Hardanger February 17
Wool Pullover Shirt: Sew Your Own Using a Wool Blanket February 17
Advanced Nålbinding February 17
In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: Natural Dyes February 17
Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction February 23
Masonry Heater Building February 23


Twining Foundations: Build a Frame; Twine a Rug March 1
Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions: Day 4 March 3
Felting Foundations March 8
Sewing a Simple Garment March 8
Pewter Thread Braid Blast March 9
Event: Wood Week March 11 – 18
Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket March 12
Shrink Boxes on the Lathe March 12
Hollow Forms without the Hollowing March 16
Unlocking the Secrets of the Yeast Ring March 16
Old World Games: Woodworking Intro March 16
Baking with Ancient and Alternative Grains March 21
Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics March 22
Pysanky:Ukrainian Egg Painting March 23
Yurt Building: Design and Construction March 28
Hardcover Codex Bookbinding March 29
Sweetgrass Basketry March 30


Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel April 2
Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond April 4
Spinning for Knitting: North House Cap and Crescent Shawl April 5
Creative Mending April 5
Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod April 5
Viking "Knit" Chain Bracelet April 6
Soapmaking: The Old Fashioned Way April 6
Advanced Pewter Thread Multiple Braid Bracelet April 7
All Ground Up: Sausage Making April 20
Loop-in-Loop Chain Bracelet April 26
Felt a Seat Cozy April 27
Service Learning: Felt a Seat Cozy April 28


Birding Wednesday: Drop-in Session May 1
Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag May 3
Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine May 3
Birding Wednesday: Drop-in Session May 8
Anishinaabe-Style Bead Embroidery & Moccasin Sewing May 9
Ovencrafting: Building and Baking in the Wood-Fired Oven May 9
Woven: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Bracelet May 9
Welcome to Blacksmithing! May 10
A Toast to Mothers May 11
Birding Wednesday: The Workshop May 15
Turning Fine Detail Platters May 17
Wood, Fiber, Leather, Wire: A Handcraft Sampler May 17
Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Bead, Felt, & Frame May 17
Foods for a Superior Spring May 18
Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer May 19
Elegant Side Grain Boxes May 20
Birding Wednesday: Drop-in Session May 22
Weft-Faced Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom May 24
Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl May 24
Spring Birding on the North Shore May 25
Cooking With Spring Vegetables May 25
Custom Leather Sandal Construction May 25
Birding Wednesday: Drop-in Session May 29

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