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December 2019

Tuesday Knitting Nights at MMFS 6pm

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free

Come as you are and bring a knitting project you’re in the middle of, or have been meaning to start!  If you don't knit, bring your crochet or embroidery! Whatever you want to work on.  Find a new friend or meet up with an old one, to enjoy time knitting together. This group will be a haven for knitters where everyone is valued.  Knitters are wonderful at supporting each other, this will be an opportunity to learn and share knowledge. …

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Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 3 tickets left

Love the smell of honey and the calming flicker of firelight?  Then come to this class and make your own pair of hand-dipped beeswax candles. Exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, and not to mention romantic, beeswax candles are the sought-after candle, but oh, so expensive to buy! Here you will work the craft and hand dip your own to take home.  You will also learn the history of candle making, material comparisons, resources, and discover interesting health benefits to this simple light…

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Holiday Treats with Nature’s Sweets

- Sold out!
December 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45 Sold out

Speaking of treats - We’re so pleased to welcome back to food guru Beth Dooley! Join Beth and explore making delicious holiday treats using the gifts of nature’s beautiful sweeteners:  maple syrup and honey.  Using recipes from her latest cookbook, Sweet Nature, Beth will guide us through the process of making several delicious savory, and sweet, treats: Maple Black Pepper Biscotti, Savory Sweet Cocktail Nuts, and Very Chocolate Maple Brownies.  Always enthusiastic and entertaining, Beth will share her knowledge and…

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Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

- Sold out!
December 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 Sold out

Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift for friend or family, or…

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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

- Sold out!
December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 Sold out

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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January 2020

Beginning Crocheting

January 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 6 tickets left

If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, now is a great time to do it! In this 2 1/2 hour class, we will learn how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet and more.  Our goal is to send each participant home with a beautiful and useful crocheted hot pad holder and with the confidence to continue to work on your craft at home.  Instructor Pam Anderson is known for her humor and…

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Fresh New Year Vision Board

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free 17 tickets left

Envision your best year yet! Be intentional and get the most out of your time and energy!  Join local professional coach Jen Bertsch for a mini-vision board workshop.  Explore your hopes and dreams.  Create an artistic visual plan that will ensure you accomplish what you hope to this year, and with inspiration for the future. This class is offered as a benefit to support the Marine Mills Folk School!  A goodwill offering of $20 is suggested.  An additional $5 is…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

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January 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$125 Sold out

What a fabulous gift for someone (our yourself) this holiday season! Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 9 hours: Friday 1/10 - 5:30 PM - 8PM Saturday 1/11 - 11 AM -…

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Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 1 ticket left

Needle felt a beautiful Eastern Bluebird! Students will learn techniques for needle felting a three-dimensional, lifelike bird from corriedale wool roving, and to felt fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting wool means…

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Intro to Nålbinding

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January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Sold out

Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided)  and proceed to learn the basic stitches of Nålbinding made by interlocking loops. Construction of a warm cowl…

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Knit your OWN Socks – YES You!

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45 8 tickets left

Join us for a ‘gateway class’ to the simple luxury of hand-knit wool socks. Students will leave with all the knowledge that is required to make basic, traditional socks from the cuff down! Using their choice of either double-pointed needles or the magic loop method, students will learn how to do ribbing, make a heel flap, turn a heel, pick up stitches and shape the sock using symmetrical decreases. Whew!  Students will also learn how to custom-fit the sock to…

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Knit Rope Basket

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65 12 tickets left

We are pleased as punch to be offering this class by world-famous artisan Cara Corey. You can find her works on Etsy and Amazon Shop. She has taught classes from California to Minnesota. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter you will love this chunky knitting project.  Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to knit a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then you will assemble your knitted swatch into a…

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Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 9 tickets left

Take a tour of Italy through your senses! We will be making focaccia from the north to the south of Italy, both potato focaccia and herb focaccia. Impress your loved ones with your baking skills learned by master baker Ross Safford. Join us for mouth-watering fun during this half-day class! Ross will also be offering a cracker making class in March, so watch for that class and sign up for both! Students to bring: An Apron Our Location: Christ Lutheran…

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Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 6 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  January 25th & February 1st, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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Beekeeping made easy!

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 20 tickets left

Tom Minser, owner of Nature’s Nectar is here to help you get started in Beekeeping.  You do not need to have prior beekeeping experience.  This class will tell you what items you will need to start beekeeping and strategies for keeping your bees healthy and successful. We will cover: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages Management practices Honey production How to overwinter your bees Overview of the Varroa mite and how to treat for them. Our Location: Marine Elementary School,…

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Garden all year long!

January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$20 20 tickets left

Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to grow microgreens in soil and you'll go home with 5 trays (broccoli, buckwheat, peas, radishes and sunflowers) to use in your own meals. You'll learn to grow these easy-to-grow, delicious, healthy salad greens in less…

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February 2020

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 4 tickets left

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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Salmon Leather Wallet

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 6 tickets left

Did you know eco-friendly fish leather uses the skin of processed fish that would otherwise be thrown away?  Fish leather is being used today in the design of handbags, shoes, even clothing. In this class, you’ll learn how to create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather!  Fish leather is the second strongest leather (after kangaroo leather - who knew!?) Each student will take home a wallet with a cash pocket plus 2-4 credit card pockets. The salmon…

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Knit Giant Chunky Blanket

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$120 10 tickets left

We at Marine Mills are delighted to offer another class by Cara Corey. This is Cara’s most popular class and we can see why!  Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a “table knitting” technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles.…

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Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

$75 12 tickets left

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  This class will be over the weekend of February 8 & 9.   Each student will go home after this weekend with a round wooden plaque with their rosemaling design on it, enthusiastic to continue their practice! Our Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days…

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