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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

Come join us in the revival of this traditional kitchen craft, and bring your appetite too!  Creating homemade vinegars will add some tang and extra flavor to your cooking repertoire. From salad dressings to glazing sauces, vinegar is a very healthy flavor enhancer. Wine vinegar will be used in the…
Thu, Nov 21st, 2019
3pm-7pm
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
2-4pm
Instructors: Tom McCann, Nancy Haarmeyer