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Northern Fibers Retreat

Wed, Feb 14, 2018 - Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Event Overview

Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community gatherings and  coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guests artisans. North House is happy to collaborate with the Grand Marais Art Colony to bring you more than two dozen course options: build your own wooly adventure spinning, knitting, felting, sewing, beading and more. This year’s Featured Instructor is Robbie LaFleur, an expert in Scandinavian textiles. Robbie will take folks arts ‘to the edge’ in her course Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments , which will teach a variety of traditional techniques for embellishing clothing and homegoods. Robbie will also give a presentation “ From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Journey Through Norwegian Tapestry” on Saturday, Feb 17.

Course Offerings

Woolen Anorak: Creative Fabric Reuse

Tue, Feb 13th, 2018  –  Thu, Feb 15th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Beginning Millinery & Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Wed, Feb 14th, 2018  –  Thu, Feb 15th, 2018
Instructor: Emily Moe

Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Elise Kyllo

Family Class - Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class

Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Karen Smaby

Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter

Beaded Doilies

Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Marcie McIntire

Weft-Faced Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Fri, Feb 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Traudi Bestler

Blanket Coat: Techniques for Making Your Own Warm Wool Blanket Coat

Fri, Feb 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Carol Colburn

Sewing Deerhide Baby Booties

Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood

Bookbinding: Fiber Journal

Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Karen Smaby

Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter

Ecoprinted Nuno Felt Lampshade

Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Becky Utecht

Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on the Edge(s)

Sat, Feb 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Robbie LaFleur

Playing with Plying

Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson