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Skill Shares

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 – Steeking: Make that knitted garment fit!
Thu, Feb 28, 2019 – Maple Syruping
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 – Open Carving Night
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 – Carve a Coat Hook

Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one with these evening skill shares. Thursday nights at 7 pm, 1-2 hours long. No registration required.


Steeking: Make that knitted garment fit!

Expand your knitting skills and gain design freedom by incorporating the traditional northern knitting technique of steeking into your wooly projects. A steek is a “bridge” of extra stitches in a knitted piece that allows knitting in the round and later cut to accommodate a front opening, sleeve or neckline. You will learn the history of steeking, when and how to steek and have the opportunity for the hands-on machine sewing and cutting essential for this skill. You will go home with confidence to incorporate this traditional technique into your own work.

Instructor: Annie Albertson
Date: Thursday, February 21
Location: Green Building
Ages: Adults, or 12+ with an adult (should be proficient knitters)
Fee: Free

Maple Syruping

Whether you’re vaguely interested, itching to get started, or a long time sugarmaker, this skill share is for you!  In a classroom-based environment we’ll outline the process of making maple syrup starting with choosing a site and getting a permit and ending with ideas and recipes for using your bounty of syrup and tasty treats to share.  You may even get to partake in the alchemy of turning syrup into granular sugar!

Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Date: Thursday, February 28th at 7pm
Location: Green Building
Ages: Adults and 10+ with an adult
Fee: Free

Open carving night as part of Wood Week

Bring your own small carving project and hand tools and join in the fun of Wood Week at North House. Visit the Event Page for more details on Wood Week.

Date: Thursday, March 7th at 7pm
Location: Blue/Red building
Ages: Adults and 12+ with an adult
Fee: Free


Carve a Coat Hook

Learn how to make a simple carved coat hook out of a branch harvested locally. Get comfortable using a carving knife and an axe as you try out a woodworking project with a seasoned instructor by your side.

Instructor: Mike Schelmeske
Date: Thursday, March 14th at 7pm
Location: Blue South
Ages: Adults and 12+ with an adult
Materials fee: $5