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Ian Andrus

Lutsen, MN
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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

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Black Ash Pack Baskets

The black ash pack basket: it's beautiful, highly functional, and can be made using simple…
Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 5th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Tue, Mar 7th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 9th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna, or whatever else…
Fri, Dec 9th, 2022  –  Mon, Dec 12th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Thu, Dec 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 18th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Discover the secrets of the old Sámi school of ski construction by crafting a custom pair of…
Thu, Jan 5th, 2023  –  Sun, Jan 8th, 2023
Day 1: 4-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start?…
Fri, May 26th, 2023
9am-4pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Yurt Building: Design and Construction

Whether you’re looking for a spare bedroom, office, studio, tent, sauna, summer cabin, or just…
Thu, Mar 30th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus

Past Courses Offered by Ian Andrus

Black Ash Pack Basket

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