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Tom McCann

Grand Marais, MN
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Tom is a visual artist and cartographer who discovered the Lucet technique in a magazine article in 2009. He quickly developed an appreciation for this highly useful and very portable tool. Tom keeps a lucet handy on wilderness trips and at home to create colorful braids that add a personal touch to attach to gear and clothing.

Current Courses Offered by Tom McCann

½ Days
Salad with homemade vinegar

Homemade Vinegars: The Lost Art

Traditionally, home vinegar-making was a natural companion to the common wine-making process. As vinegar became available in the grocery, homes abandoned their vinegar jar for the 5% acid levels provided by commercial varieties. Homemade vinegar ranges in acidity from 1% to 3% and is not suitable for canning products such…
Thu, Nov 21st, 2019
Instructors: Tom McCann, Bob Shannon
¼ Day
Teaser image for Lucet Braiding for Beginners

Lucet Braiding for Beginners

The lucet is a simple, historic handheld tool that is used to create practical square braids. The sturdy braids may be used for decorative purposes, embellishment and tying.  Wool, cotton, and novelty fibers can be used with different results.  Once the techniques are mastered, the useful braids are created quickly. …
Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019
Instructors: Tom McCann, Nancy Haarmeyer