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Ian Andrus

Lutsen, MN
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Ian wove his first basket in 2008 and immediately developed a passion for craft.  From yurts to canoes, spoons to skis, he prefers to make things by hand from natural materials. Ian built his house in the maple forest, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and son. His latest and largest project is the creation of Creaking Tree Farm, his home garden in which he grows organic vegetables for market.

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Current Courses Offered by Ian Andrus

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Black Ash Pack Basket

The black ash pack basket: it's beautiful, highly functional, and can be made using simple…
Fri, Jul 19th, 2024  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start?…
Sun, May 26th, 2024
9am-4pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Fri, May 31st, 2024
9am-4pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Yurt Building: Design and Construction

Whether you’re looking for a spare bedroom, office, studio, tent, sauna, summer cabin, or just…
Thu, Mar 28th, 2024  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus

Past Courses Offered by Ian Andrus

Black Ash Pack Baskets

Build Your Own Yurt

Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own

Traditional Finnish Ski Poles: Craft Your Own Set

Traditional Harvest of Wild Rice

Yurt Building: Design and Construction

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