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Ian Andrus

Lutsen, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Ian Andrus

Ian wove his first basket in 2008, and immediately developed a passion for craft.  From yurts to canoes, spoons to skis, he prefers to make things by hand from natural materials. Ian built his house in the maple forest, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and son. His latest and largest project is the creation of Creaking Tree Farm, his home garden in which he grows organic vegetables for market.

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Current Courses Offered by Ian Andrus

Teaser image for Black Ash Pack Baskets

Black Ash Pack Baskets

The black ash pack basket: it's beautiful, highly functional and can be made using simple materials. The first part of the class will be spent preparing black ash splint for your basket by pounding a locally harvested log. Next, you'll weave the basket and finish it with a rim, handle,…
Fri, Jul 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus

Past Courses Offered by Ian Andrus

Build Your Own Yurt

Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Traditional Finnish Ski Poles: Craft Your Own Set

Traditional Harvest of Wild Rice

Yurt Building: Design and Construction