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Northern Fibers Retreat
February 11-16, 2016

Co-hosted with the Grand Marais Art Colony
and the Northwoods Arts Fiber Guild
 The Art & Craft of Fiber


What could be better than focusing on fibers in the heart of winter?

This event celebrates all manner of fiber arts featuring

seminars and class offerings from long-time North House Instructors.

Event Highlights
A Wide Range of Coursework (see below) - Lunch & Learn Sessions
Fiber Project Show & Share - Family Fibers Workshop
Full event program coming soon

Event Course Offerings
Coursework for the Fiber Retreat features some brand new courses and some old favorites. To review all of the currently scheduled courses in Calendar Format visit the February 2016 course calendar

Starting Friday, Feb 10
- Birds and Botanicals Quilting Bee: Six Surface Design Techniques*

Starting Thursday, Feb 11
- Bead Embroidery
- Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class
- Handcrafting A Broom-Corn Broom
- Deerskin Mittens with Aniishiinaabe-Style Beadwork
- Sámi Knitting Traditions- Skolt Sámi Sampler
- Spinning Series: At the Wheel
- Inkle Loom: Build Your Own
- Felted Baskets

Starting Friday, Feb 12
- Nature's Insulator: Sew Your Own Wool Blanket Shirt
- Karesuando Mittens: Swedish Sámi Mittens from the Far North
- Spinning Series: Preparing Fibers
- Lace Knitting Intro

Starting Saturday, Feb 13
- Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft
- Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics
- Norwegian Needlecraft: Taking the 'Hard' out of Hardanger
- Birch Bark Mason Jar Basket
- Felting for the Kitchen
- Spinning Series: Exploring Fibers
- Inkle Loom Weaving
- In Search of Color: Winter Natural Dye Workshops
- Button It Up With Glass*
- Print on Clay*
- Cut Paper Art*
- Hand Printed Lampshades*

Starting Sunday, Feb 14
- Fiber Art Mug Cozies*

* Grand Marais Art Colony Course


Resources to Download:

Event Program
Coming December 2015

Map showing route from
North House to Art Colony (PDF)

- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info




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