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Earth Month Films

Posted March 19, 2024

April is Earth Month! Join us on campus for a series of films that explore our relationship to the earth, sustainability, and the changing climate. 

April Hard Hat Tour Update

Posted April 12, 2024
by Greg Wright

As spring emerges on campus, work continues on the new Welcome Center. Join Director Greg Wright for a peek at the progress and learn more about the classes that will take place here and when you can take a tour of the new building. 

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From the Forest to the Classroom: Shop Notes from Instructor David Abeel

Posted April 8, 2024
by David Abeel

David Abeel is a woodworking instructor from Traverse City, MI, who will be teaching several furniture-making courses this summer. In this post, David shows us the inspiration that springs from working with natural wood and its unique shapes. 

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Box Full of Stories: A Special Find at a Swedish Antique Shop

Posted April 5, 2024
by Mary Tripoli

In her most recent blog post, Mary Tripoli writes about her travels through Sweden, including her surprising discovery at a craft-focused antique shop.

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Northern Landscapes Festival 2024

Posted April 1, 2024

Spring is an explosion of life in the north! Deepen your connection to the outdoors and learn more about the natural world around us at this year's Northern Landscapes Festival, May 31-June 2. 

Textiles through Time

Posted March 28, 2024
by Liz O'Brien

The industrial revolution forever changed the way people live and create. In Bergen, Norway, Liz O'Brien visited a knitting factory museum to get a deeper understanding of textiles through time.

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“Modern” Design in Antique Textiles

Posted March 28, 2024
by Caroline Feyling

A visit to the Västernorrlands Museum unearthed a treasure trove of plattväv coverlets. In this blog post, Caroline Feyling shows us the surprisingy modern feel of these 19th-century pieces. 

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Visiting Sweden's Dala Horse Factories

Posted March 28, 2024
by Tara Austin

Tara Austin's rosemaled Dala horses are a beloved item in the School Store. While in Sweden's Dalarna region, she took a visit to two Dala horse factories. 

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Discovering Old Wooden Objects in Sweden

Posted March 26, 2024
by Mary Tripoli

When Mary Tripoli left for Scandinavia, she had one mission: to see some old wooden objects. In this blog post, she takes us on a photo tour of some of the treasures she's seen on her travels. 

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Hej Hej from Sätergläntan

Posted March 21, 2024
by Liz O'Brien

Hej Hej from Sätergläntan! Resident Artisan Liz O'Brien gives us a look inside the doors of our Swedish sister school, with unique and thoughtful details around every corner. 

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