History to Handcraft: Highlight on Fiber Arts
Accompanying photo is a 'Crazy Quilt' that belonged to the Mayhew family. Joseph Mayhew was the first Grand Marais lighthouse keeper and his family was the first to live in the house that is now the museum. They were some of the first European settlers and landowners in Grand Marais. Find out more on the Cook County Historical Society website.
DatesNew! Thu, Feb 16, 2017
$45.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
* The Feb 16, 2017 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Carol teaches sewing workshops at North House that incorporate traditional Scandinavian textile traditions along with contemporary craft. Through her travels, she has found inspiration in everyday as well as the festive textile and clothing traditions of Scandinavia. Her numerous publications discuss the design, techniques, and meanings behind Norwegian folk textiles, including clothing and household items. She taught period clothing design, pattern making, and sewing in universities before she began teaching focused heritage sewing workshops at Vesaas Farm Studio in Telemark, Norway, Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, and at North House. Students in her sewing workshops are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments that are ultimately practical for the northern climate.
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