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November 2019

Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$60

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? Are you an experienced quilter and want to polish your skills?  With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy reviewing the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each…

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Beginning Knitting-Make a Cozy Headband

- Sold out!
November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 Sold out

Intimidated by knitting?  Tried it multiple times but got frustrated and dropped it?   Join long-time instructor Liz Towers who will gently guide you and support you as you become an honest-to-goodness knitter! You can do it! Learn the basics as you knit a cozy headband just in time for winter. Once you make one, Liz promises you’ll be knitting more as Christmas gifts!  Choose from 3 project options and please specify your choice when signing up. Students will receive…

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Creating Wreaths – Intergenerational

- Sold out!
November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$40 Sold out

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided, and a variety of dried floral will be available for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will be made on wire forms, which will be provided by the teacher, Hallie Chasensky.  This will be…

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Creating Wreaths – Additional Saturday Class

- Sold out!
November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added ANOTHER WREATH CLASS on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   In this class, you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest-lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided, and a variety of dried floral will be available for students to add to their creation. Wreaths will be…

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Creating Wreaths – Additional Class Added!

- Sold out!
November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added this wreath class on Sunday, Nov. 24! Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided, and a variety of dried floral will be available for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will be made on wire…

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Creating Wreaths – Yet another Additional Class Added!

- Sold out!
November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added ANOTHER wreath class on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided, and a variety of dried floral will be available for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will…

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December 2019

Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 13 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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Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

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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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January 2020

Beginning Crocheting

January 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 9 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 20 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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Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 5 tickets 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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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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February 2020

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 9 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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Knitting: Intro to Cables!

February 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 10 tickets left

In this amazing class, you will learn the skills of learning cables, learning to knit on double-pointed needles (it's not as hard as you think it is!) and learning to read patterns and charts.   Quick Knit Mitts - Simple, soft, and warm mitts to jazz up your winter (and leave your fingers free for texting...or knitting!) Students will complete one mitt in class with the confidence to knit the other mitt at home. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl,…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 15 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using various darning techniques. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness, as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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March 2020

Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 9 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting 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 is older than spinning…

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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 8 tickets left

Returning instructor Theresa Angelo will guide you in creating a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1" journal which although simple, will be beautiful and robust.  Each one-of-a-kind journal becomes a piece of art, incorporating design decisions regarding paper, cover color, and…

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