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Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Festival

Fri, Nov 22, 2024 - Sun, Nov 24, 2024


Winter is the longest and most defining season in the North. With snowy days and dark nights, this season is a time both for outdoor adventure and for gathering to share traditions, meals, and stories. 

The Winterers’ Gathering & Arctic Film Festival celebrates the crafts, customs, history, and stories that have been inspired by winter. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, film festival, speakers, and more, this is a classic event to welcome the start of the chilliest season.

The 2024 Winterers’ Gathering will welcome special guest instructor Niilá Omma to teach a knifemaking course. Niilá is duojár, a traditional Sámi craftsman, from Skelefteå, Sweden. He uses mainly reindeer antler and birch to make knives, cups, boxes, jewelry and other traditional items, and sells his work in Sweden and internationally. This is his first visit to North House Folk School.   

Registration for Winterers’ Gathering courses opens May 30 (or May 29 for members). 

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Course Offerings

Carve a Jointed Figure

Tue, Nov 19th, 2024  –  Thu, Nov 21st, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller

Knife Making in Traditional Nordic Styles

Wed, Nov 20th, 2024  –  Fri, Nov 22nd, 2024
Days 1,2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Niilá Omma

Build Your Own Shave Horse

Thu, Nov 21st, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck

Winter Moccasins, Anishinaabe-Style

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2024
9am-5pm each day

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Sat, Nov 23rd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elise Kyllo

Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan: Traditional Plant Proteins from Scratch

Sat, Nov 23rd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Carr