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Paula Sundet Wolf

Lutsen, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Paula Sundet Wolf
Paula has been gathering grasses and brush to make traditional crafts for the past 25 years. A resident of northern Minnesota, Paula has a deep appreciation for the Northwoods and its resources and likes to convey that appreciation through her basket weaving and twig furniture. Paula has an MA in anthropology with an emphasis on utilitarian art of North American cultures. She sells her work from her home.

Current Courses Offered by Paula Sundet Wolf

2 Days
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Pine Needle Basketry

Create a traditional coiled basket from locally harvested red pine needles. Starting with either a pliable birch bark base or an elegant agate base, you will work with a variation of the spiral stitch to form a basket with a distinct spiral pattern inside and out. Samples of pine needles…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
2 Days
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Sweet Grass Basketry

Work with locally harvested sweet grass, cattails, and sedges during this two-day class while learning the art of coiling a sweet grass basket. We'll incorporate an elegant agate as a base for the basket. Hands-on instruction provides students with an introduction to the traditions and skills of basket weaving, and…
Sat, Sep 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
2½ Days
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Twig Furniture: Twig Mosaic End Table

The complexity of geometric patterns complemented by a rustic, handcrafted look best describes the craft of twig mosaic. Twig mosaic is an early American folk art form using full or half rounded branches nailed over a frame creating a geometric pattern that provides volume and intricacy, delicacy and geometry. You…
Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
.5 days
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Wattle Fences: Simple Garden Edging

Have you ever needed a small garden fence? A wattle fence is the answer! Sometimes referred to as hurdles, this type of fencing has been around since the stone age and can be made from easily harvested and widely available materials. This four-hour workshop will introduce the many uses of…
Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf

Past Courses Offered by Paula Sundet Wolf

Boundary Waters Travel Basket Up the Trail

Twig Furniture: Crafting the Twig Chair