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North House Folk School
North House Folk School

Traditional Crafts

North House's programs take place year-round exploring themes from timber framing to basketry, boat building to fiber arts, woodcarving to northern ecology. We welcome your questions and inquiries anytime!

Currently Scheduled

Building the Fur Trade Rifle

Canoe Portage Pack: Sew Your Own

Get the Hang of it! Make Your Own Hammock

Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wire Craft

Pysanky--Ukranian-Style Eggs

Woodblock Printmaking

Not Currently Scheduled / Past Offerings



All Hung Up: Make Your Own Hanging Chair

Basic Leatherworking for Kids

Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Birch Bark Weaving: An Introduction

Birch Bark Weaving: The Project Series: Footwear

Birch Bound Books: Secret Belgium Style

Bookbinding Introduction: Coptic Style

Carry Your Fuel: Craft a Steambent Firewood Carrier

Carving Folk Toys & Tricks

Clean and Green? Making Sustainable Suds!

Complete Seed Saving

Cookie Cutters and Other Small Tin Projects

Creating & Designing Mosaics

Exploration of Wheel Throwing and Surface Treatments

First Impressions: Intro to Printmaking for Kids

Fish Skin Sewing: Lantern Sewing Bee

Folk Toys & Tricks: Craft a GeeHaw Whimmy Diddle, Bull Roarer and More


Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

Hand-Twisted Cattail-Rush Footstool Weaving

Handcrafting A Broom-Corn Broom

Hookers & Spooners: Working in Horn, Bone, Antler

Inuit Soapstone Carving Traditions

Inuit Soapstone Carving: Speaking through Sculpture

Inuit Stone Sculpting: Movement On Ice

Low-Tech Clay Forming and Firing: Low and Slow

Maritime Ropemaking & Rigging

More Tinware

Mosaic Garden Art

Mosaic Gifts: A Bit of Holiday Dazzle

Mosaic Open Studio

Mosaic Open Studio: Individual Days

Mosaic: Reviving Old Furniture

Natural Wreaths: From Minnesota's Forests

Net Making: The Carrying Sack

North Shore Birch Bound Journal

North Shore Books with Twig and Twine

Northwoods Masks: Make Your Own

Out of the Smoke: Cooking with Ceramic Vessels


Piles of Tiles: Mosaics for Everyone!

Raku Pottery Experience

Romancing the Stone: An Introduction to Inuit Soapstone Carving

Rope-Making for the Northern Cowpoke


Sew Bee It : Traditional Quilting Workshop

Sew the Molly Bag

Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way


Stone Building for the Wood-fired Oven: Volunteer Service Learning


Tied Up in Knots: The Nautical Door Mat

Traditional Hide Tanning


Twig Furniture: Garden Trellis and Plant Stand


Wirework for the Home & Wirework Jewelry: Swedish Luffarslöjd

Wreath Weaving: The Traditional Balsam Bough Wreath

Traditional Crafts Calendar