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Marybeth Garmoe

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Marybeth Garmoe

Marybeth was born in the Midwest and spent her childhood summers exploring the forests and lakes of Northern Wisconsin, poking under logs, crafting things for play from found grapevines and bark pieces, and sneaking occasional snacks on wild onions or young dandelion leaves when her parents weren’t looking. After studying Ecology and Forestry, she held multiple jobs working in remote backcountry settings and with people who had strong ties to the land and rich cultural histories and traditions inspired by those landscapes. Those experiences, combined with multiple folk school internships, influenced Marybeth to delve more deeply into the world of traditional craft. After gaining years of experience turning wood, carving spoons and tying broomcorn brooms, she went rogue, quit her job, and started making her living and lifestyle by selling her hand-crafts, teaching, and harvesting wild foods. She is continually inspired by the idea of living in harmony with the seasons--growing, crafting, and harvesting most of what she needs and limiting consumerism to what is necessary and affordable.  

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Current Courses Offered by Marybeth Garmoe

Teaser image for <p>Handmade Whisk Brooms</p>

Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how you…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Teaser image for Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty - an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Thu, Nov 4th, 2021  –  Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Mon, Nov 8th, 2021  –  Wed, Nov 10th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jess Hirsch

Past Courses Offered by Marybeth Garmoe

Forge & Tie an Iron-Handled Hearth Broom & Hook

Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction

Handcrafted Broom Immersion

The Elements of Pizza