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Nate Johnson

Northhome, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson lives in northern Minnesota.  He teaches various craft classes, including hide tanning, birch bark canoe building, snowshoe making, basketry, and others.  He also makes and sells knives and tools, harvests wild rice, eats plants and wild animals, stitches up some homemade clothing now and then, and wonders when he will pick up that fiddle.

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Current Courses Offered by Nate Johnson

Teaser image for Brain Tanning Deer Skins

Brain Tanning Deer Skins

In three whirlwind days, using brains, smoke, and hard work, we will take deer skins from their raw…
Tue, Oct 3rd, 2023  –  Thu, Oct 5th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Teaser image for Tanning Tools: Make Your Own Dry Scraper

Tanning Tools: Make Your Own Dry Scraper

In this two day class you will make a dry scraper for tanning large game - moose, elk, bison, and…
Sat, Oct 7th, 2023  –  Sun, Oct 8th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Nate Johnson

Past Courses Offered by Nate Johnson

Birding Basics

Cedar Bentwood Boxes

Field Botany

Making the Mocotaugan: Forge & Craft a Crooked Knife

Traditional Hide Tanning

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