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Overview

The colorful tapestry of friends and fibers during Fiber Week weaves a wondrous story. Join us on campus for this special week-long event 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 woolly 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 18. 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!

Since we can’t all cozy up and craft on our harborside campus, join us instead on Zoom for a fascinating lineup of webinars on textile traditions from around the world. We’ll host Lunch and Learn speakers at noon central time throughout February. On February 17-18, tune in for an international lineup of speakers working to preserve cultural fiber practices. Can’t make the live webinars? Find recordings online at northhouse.org (available through the end of February). 

Covid Updates

Our plans for Fiber Week 2022 remain fluid as the pandemic remains a presence in our lives. Keep an eye on this page for any schedule changes.

Crafting in Place Programs

Course Offerings

The Unfinished Wardrobe: A Three-Day Sew Fest

Tue, Feb 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Feb 17th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Carol Colburn

Rya Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom

Tue, Feb 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Feb 17th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructor: Melba Granlund

Nuno Felted Scarves and Hats

Tue, Feb 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Feb 17th, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo

Finger Crocheted Hat: Online Course

Sat, Feb 19th, 2022
1-5pm CST
Instructor: Teri Smith

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Sat, Feb 19th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 20th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cheryl Larsen

Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Beads & Fiber Painting

Sat, Feb 19th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 20th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jo Wood

Exploring Color and Texture: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving

Sat, Feb 19th, 2022  –  Tue, Feb 22nd, 2022
Day 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Amber Jensen