What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? Is the difference connected to a skill acquired through repetition versus the intent to interpret something using a new approach? Is…

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Growing up in Stillwater, Minnesota, in a house full of art, Barb Casey always had strong communication skills and pursued writing in college and professionally. But she was always a…

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Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Our new columnist, Ms. Makers, offers timely advice. DEAR MS. MAKERS: My boyfriend revealed he is turning spindles with the…

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Currently on exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (https://mmaa.org/now-on-view/), ‘The Good Making of Good Things’ is a fascinating look at the world of craft, using the magazine CraftHorizons and the…

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The American Swedish Institute ASI is offering a grant for artists teaching Nordic handicraft traditions. More information at the American Swedish Institute.  The American Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowship opportunities to study…

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Jane Norbin has been a life-long learner from Day 1, welcoming challenges in her varied professional life as well as continually searching out learning opportunities as a mother and grandmother.…

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Thanks to Tanna Worrell, our recent Foraging instructor, for sharing her recipe below. Interested in joining her to learn more about foraging? She’ll return once a month from July through…

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A recent family discussion involved outdoor fun, camping and the impact that being outdoors can have on everyone’s well-being. Time spent at summer camps, canoeing and hiking, fostered an appreciation…

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Speaking of answers, this past weekend some beautiful, plus useful, wooden paddles were made under the guidance of instructors Lee and Kevin. However, a critical question was left unanswered: what…

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We are thankful for the volunteers who have stepped forward to help us launch our new folk school – we literally couldn’t do it without you. Like other nonprofit organizations,…

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