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Currently Scheduled Traditional Crafts Courses

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Bags of the Boundary Waters and Beyond

Head out on the lake, into the woods, or to the grocery store in style and function with a custom…
Tue, Oct 18th, 2022  –  Thu, Oct 20th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Amir Najam
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Bark Tanned Sheep Hides

Tan a sheepskin using natural plant tannins, fats, oils, and some hard work. In this hide tanning…
Tue, Apr 4th, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 9th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
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Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Scandinavians and Russians commonly kept small, flat birch bark boxes in their pockets in the 18th…
Thu, Nov 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay
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Dangle and Spin: Mobile Making

Mobiles are a cool way to display a variety of small objects you can learn to make: birch bark…
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2022
9-11am
Instructor: Preston Dorsett
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Hand-Crafted Brooms: An Introduction

Experience traditional broom making from start to finish.  Students will explore design and…
Fri, Feb 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 26th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories

This class is a great introduction to basic leatherwork. We will use a traditional 2-needle saddle…
Sat, Apr 1st, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Hand-Sewn Leather Toolbag

In this course you will make a small toolbag with buckle closures and a removable shoulder strap.…
Fri, May 26th, 2023  –  Sun, May 28th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Beth Dow
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking…
Sat, Feb 4th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 5th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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Hardcover Codex Bookbinding

Hand-bound hardcover books are not only functional and beautiful, but they hold a certain…
Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 5th, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Sam Gathje
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Herbal ID Basics and Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit

Bumps, bites and bruises...oh my! Whether it's a scraped knee or insect bite, when you have herb…
Sat, May 6th, 2023  –  Sun, May 7th, 2023
9am-3pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep…
Fri, Mar 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 26th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Himmeli 2: Finnish Geometric Mobiles Online Course

Himmeli is a Nordic tradition brought to Minnesota by Finnish immigrants. Traditionally hung above a…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022
9am-2:30pm CT
Instructor: Mary Erickson
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Introduction to Clamshell Box Construction

Learn how to build an elegant clamshell portfolio box, suitable for the presentation and storage of…
Sat, May 27th, 2023  –  Sun, May 28th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Keith Taylor
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Introduction to Handmade Brushes

In this class we will use a combination of hand and power tools to craft brushes with uses…
Thu, Oct 13th, 2022  –  Fri, Oct 14th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create…
Sat, Nov 12th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 13th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Sat, Feb 25th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 26th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne