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Jo Wood

Hovland, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jo Wood

Jo loves gardening, walks in the woods, and every kind of textile art. An award-winning bead and fiber artist, she has practiced her skills with needle and thread for over 40 years, making everything from tipis to wedding ensembles. She has shared her knowledge and passion for hand stitching with students both regionally and nationally since 1997. Jo is a bead artist inspired by nature. Through her work she shares her connection with the abundance, peace, and beauty of this place. 

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Current Courses Offered by Jo Wood

1 Day
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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In a reflection of the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of one or two bead-embroidered projects, time permitting. The birch tree pin…
Sat, Apr 13th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to the landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on…
Sat, Sep 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2½ Days
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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather? Do away with rigid, non-breathing footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the north: mukluks. The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate heat, and a breathable layering system allows…
Fri, Nov 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2019
Days 1 & 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2½ Days
Teaser image for Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks Up the Gunflint Trail

Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks Up the Gunflint Trail

North House is pleased to announce an opportunity to experience the rich ecological beauty and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail AND immerse in the traditional northern craft of mukluk making. This session of Expedition Footwear: Making Mukluks will be taught by long-time North House instructor Jo Wood at Gunflint…
Fri, Oct 25th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 27th, 2019
Day 1: 3-7pm; Days 2 and 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Flowers & Fauna of the North Woods Through Bead Embroidery

Bring a favorite North Shore image to class: four-legged, scaled, winged, rooted, or creepy crawler. You’ll use that image as the subject of your bead embroidery and make your own unique beadwork on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into a pin for a wearable work of…
Fri, May 10th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting,” while learning the basics of both in this two-day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, you will create a simple needle-felted wool background fabric. Then, you…
Sat, Jul 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
½ Day
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Sewing Deer Hide Baby Booties

Reports from new parents suggest that a pair of handmade, deer hide booties make a great baby gift: not only do they stay on those tiny feet, but they are awfully cute as well. Join instructor Jo Wood for a half day workshop to learn the process for cutting and…
Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Jo Wood

Past Courses Offered by Jo Wood

Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads