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Cole Harmon

Knik, AK
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Cole Harmon

Cole Harmon was born in St Paul, MN to two artistic parents, one an interior designer and the other a painter, illustrator and animator. Cole began his career in luxury fibers when he moved to Alaska in 2017 with a summer job at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, AK. After working at the Musk Ox Farm, Cole was able to purchase a precision knitting machine and begin exploring various machine knit fabrics. Using traditional harvesting methods, small scale sourcing, cottage industry handspinning, a combination of new Fair Isle/lace styles, and a passion for qiviut, Cole founded Fly Away North Qiviut Co. in 2018. When not knitting, weaving, or spinning, Cole enjoys volunteering for sled dog races and spending time with his own retired sled dogs Nome, Relay, Witchey, and Char.

Current Courses Offered by Cole Harmon

7 Days
Teaser image for Twisted Tundra: Spinning Qiviut, the Arctic Fiber

Twisted Tundra: Spinning Qiviut, the Arctic Fiber

Qiviut is the inner hair of the musk ox, a giant ungulate native to the arctic regions of Canada and Alaska. Musk ox were wiped out in Alaska in the late 19th century, but were reintroduced in the 1930s. As the population of wild and domesticated oxen grew, so did…
Thu, Nov 12th, 2020  –  Wed, Nov 18th, 2020
Instructor: Cole Harmon