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Angela Robins

Grand Marais, MN
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Angela Ryden Robins was born in a fishing village in northeastern Japan. She loves making things with her hands, and working with youth. For the past three years she worked as a counselor at a high school in Boston, and during the summers helped to teach welding and woodworking at an all-girls camp. At North House she enjoys teaching bread baking and seeing people’s eyes light up as they learn a new skill.

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Current Courses Offered by Angela Robins

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Nålbinding: Cowls for the Cool Times

Celebrate the oncoming winter by nålbinding neckwear. Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbinding techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens.…
Thu, Nov 16th, 2017
Instructor: Angela Robins
3 days
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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women’s Session

Come and make wood shavings fly as you learn how to create wooden bowls on the electric lathe. Students will explore the form and function of this age-old craft while learning about lathe use and terminology. Paper birch from the North Shore will be used for the bowl blanks.  Examples…
Fri, Jan 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 28th, 2018
Instructors: Angela Robins, Jess Hirsch