Discover the joy of creating together through traditional arts and crafts.

Featured Classes

Soap Making

Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), the soap portion of the class will primarily be a demonstration. Students will leave the class fully prepared to make their own…

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Knit a Scandinavian Star Hat

Do you know how to knit and purl?  Come and have a jolly good time with Kirsten Skoglund, instructor extraordinaire, while we make a beautiful two-color, Norwegian patterned  hat with worsted weight yarn. You will learn to read a pattern, decrease, use double point needles, and have the opportunity to practice knitting and purling.  You will…

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Leatherworking 2.0- Tote Bag

This advanced leather-working class will build on previously learned sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students who have previously taken Beginning Leatherworking will enjoy advancing their craft while completing a larger project. We will focus on refining your hand-sewing technique for speed and accuracy as well as problem-solving during the…

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About Us

Marine Mills Folk School is a burgeoning experiential learning center located in the beautiful St. Croix Valley, less than an hour from the Twin Cities.

Our teachers will be your guides in woodworking, fiber arts, baking or other arts & crafts pursuits.

We offer lifelong, hands-on, whole-person experiential learning for all ages in a supportive environment that is fun, collaborative, and restorative.

Latest News

We All Do Better, When We All Do Better

We are borrowing our title from the late Senator Wellstone and applying it to small communities in Minnesota, we think he…

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Shameless Plug Dept: Gammelgarden Museum

Have you visited the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia? It is a somewhat hidden jewel open to visitors from May 1…

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Earnestly Fun!

Want to get a discount on your next class, help out the Marine Mills Folk School and increase your fun…

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“Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it."

― Ernest Barbaric