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Fiber Week

Mon, Feb 13, 2023 - Mon, Feb 20, 2023
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Overview

Wool, woodstoves, and winter weave together for a cozy week at North House each February.  Join us on campus for this special week-long gathering that celebrates all manner of fiber arts. Featuring speakers, demonstrations, community gatherings, and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guest artisans; tuck in to the warm and wooly camaraderie this winter. Create your own fiber adventure spinning, knitting, felting, sewing, beading and more!

Fiber Friday, a fabulous feature of Fiber Week, will be February 17. We’ll host a day of speakers, demonstrations, open studios, and community gatherings free for all enrolled students. Meet your fellow students and instructors, expand your interests and enjoy our cozy campus learning atmosphere. Come early or stay late; you won’t want to miss Fiber Friday!

This year’s Featured Guest Instructor is Leon Ozaawaagosh Valliere, a recognized Elder, Spiritual Leader, and Teacher from Waaswaaganing or Lac du Flambeau in Northern Wisconsin.  He was raised in a traditional Ojibwe hunting and gathering culture.  Ozaawaagosh will offer a course in traditional Anishinaabe Finger Weaving. 

The full schedule of community gatherings and evening events will be available in early 2023. Registration for courses is open now!

COVID UPDATES

Our plans for Fiber Week 2023 remain fluid as the pandemic remains a presence in our lives. Keep an eye on this page for any schedule changes.

Course Offerings

Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners

Mon, Feb 13th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
Day 1: 4-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Julie Arthur

Anishinaabe Finger Weaving

Tue, Feb 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day

Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Tue, Feb 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jo Wood

Seven Ways To Knit a Fiber Week Hat and a Dye Pot Too!

Tue, Feb 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Martha Owen

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Wed, Feb 15th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cheryl Larsen

Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel

Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Feb 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Martha Owen

From Scraps to Substance: Traditional Patchwork Reimagined

Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Laura Brown

Introduction to Nålbinding

Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Feb 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Melba Granlund

Surface Design on Fabric

Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 19th, 2023
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Becky Utecht

Three-Dimensional Felting

Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elise Kyllo