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Fiber Arts

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

Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads

Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Felting for Animals

Flowers & Fauna of the North Woods Through Bead Embroidery

Natural Plant Dyes

Needle Woven Beadwork

Raw Felted Fleece:  A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

Scandinavian-Inspired Surface Design: Block Printing on Fabric for Garments and Home Furnishings


Sew Your Own: Scandinavian Work Shirts

Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom: Spring Scarves

Wool: The Full Experience

Woven, Decorative Bands: Weaving on the Modified Rigid Heddle

Not Currently Scheduled / Past Offerings


Bead Weaving: Deerskin Bag

Beadwork on a Bag

Bobbin Lace Making

Bookbinding: North House Fiber Retreat Journal, First Edition

Braids and Beyond: Romantic and Otherwise

Ceinture Fléchée: Beginning Fingerweaving

Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Colorworks: Eco Printing & Flower Pounding

Create Your Own Designs in Fiber


Easy Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

Entirely Socks: Sock Knitting Made Easy

Entirely Socks: Spinning for Socks

Estonian Lace – A Beautiful Tradition

Fabric Strip Table Runner: Learn to Weave on a Frame Loom

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Felted Bags
New! Felted Bags (2 1/2 days)
Mary Reichert

Felted Baskets

Felted Hats
Felted Hats (1 1/4 days)
Patty Doherty

Felted Rugs

Felting a Seamless Wool Vest

Felting for Families

Felting for Kids!

Felting for the Kitchen

Felting For Your Feet

Felting: Seamless Mittens and More


Fibers For Kids

Finger Weaving

Fix-it-Yourself: Mending with Wool

Fix-it-Yourself: Mending with Wool Unplugged Mini Class

Flat Felting Intro: Unplugged Mini Course



Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class

History to Handcraft: Highlight on Fiber Arts

In Search of Color: Winter Natural Dye Workshop

Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Loom Weaving Continuation

Inkle Loom Weaving Introduction

Intermediate Knitting Skills

Intro to Bobbin Lace Making

Kids Knit!

Knitting Estonian Gloves

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

Lace Knitting: An Introduction

Leaf Printing in the Steambox

Lucet Braiding for Beginners: Unplugged Mini Course

Making the Yarn You Want: Spinning Beyond the Basics

Mending Made Easy

Mohair Cinch Weaving

Natural Dyes in the Steambox

Natural Dyes in the Steambox: Unplugged XI Mini-Course

Natural Plant Dyes: The Winter Sessions

Natural Plant Dyes: Tutorial For Quilters

Natural Plant Dyes: Tutorial For Spinners

Natural Plant Dyes: Tutorial for Weavers

Nature's Insulator: Sew Your Own Wool Blanket Shirt

No-Knit Felted Hats

Norwegian Needlecraft: Taking the 'Hard' out of Hardanger

Nuno Felting for Clothing Design

Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Nålbinding Mittens

Nålbinding Mittens, Socks, Caps - The Scandinavian Textile Craft

Old-Fashioned Rug Hooking

Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes

Penny Rugs: Intergenerational

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Primitive Rug Hooking: Beginning Techniques

Primitive Rug Hooking: Open Session

Processing Raw Wool for Felting

Ready, Set, Sew! Patches and Pillows


Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes

Rug Weaving for Families

Sámi Knitting Traditions- Skolt Sámi Sampler

Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

Sculptural Forms in Felt

Sew Bee It : Traditional Quilting Workshop

Sew-it-Yourself: Hand Sewing Skills

Sewing a Simple Bag


Spinning Clinic with Norman Kennedy

Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

Spinning Fibers: An Introduction: Unplugged XI Mini-Course

Spinning For Fair Isle, North Carolina Style

Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Spinning Series: Exploring Fibers

Spinning Series: Preparing Fibers


Tablet Weaving


Tapestry Weaving: Painting with Fiber

Textile Craft Workshop

Tomtens: Folkloric Felting

Two-Thumbed Arctic Fisherman’s Mittens

Unplugged X Mini Course: Felt Your Fibers

Weaving a Warm Winter Scarf

Weaving Double Cloth


Wooden Boat Show Mini Course: Spinning, An Intro

Wool Felting: Matching Scarf and Mittens

Wool Table Runner: Learning To Weave On A Frame Loom

Wool: The (Really) Full Experience--Felting, Spinning & Warp-Weighted Looms

Woolen Bags from Raw Wool

Wooly Birds: Intro To Felting

Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wooly Tableware: Potholders, Placemats and More

Fiber Arts Calendar