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Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Grand Marais, MN
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Mary Ellen has been sewing since she was seven, and even bravely made her daughter’s wedding dress! She has been teaching for years: English literature and writing at a couple of small colleges, and more recently in Cook County, several writing and literature courses. She guides canoe and hiking trips, leads retreats, has published a number of books and has recently retired from being vicar at Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church. She has lived near Grand Marais for nine years and considers her highest calling to be enjoying the North Woods and lakes with her 7 grandchildren.

Current Courses Offered by Mary Ellen Ashcroft

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Creative Sewing

Learning to sew often leads the novice into more complicated, detailed projects, like tailoring. In…
Fri, Oct 25th, 2024  –  Sat, Oct 26th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Past Courses Offered by Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Creative Fabric Reuse: Woolen Anorak

Rags to Riches: Re-using Fabric to Create Unique Garments

Remaking Sweaters into Warm, Colorful Garments

Sewing a Simple Garment

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