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June 2019

Make a Salmon Leather Wallet

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 3 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 create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather.  Fish leather is the second strongest leather after kangaroo leather!  Each student will take home a wallet with a cash pocket plus 2-4 credit card pockets.  The salmon leather is imported from Iceland and…

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Needle Felted Birds: Chikadee-dee-dee

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 1 ticket left

Needle felt a beautiful three-dimensional chickadee. Makers will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Instructions will be given for making wire legs and feet, and for hanging your bird as an 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 or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers…

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Introduction to Power Tools for Women and Girls

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

$40 12 tickets left

Designed by Anna for students who identify women and girls, and who want to become more proficient at using power tools.  This class will increase your comfort in using basic power tools such as a cordless drill, random orbital sander, reciprocating saw and jigsaw.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own power tools that they want to learn to use properly and safely. The intent of the class is to gain familiarity and confidence with the tools, as opposed…

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Making a Slab-built Pottery Mug with Connie Helke

- Sold out!
June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$90 Sold out

Connie Helke is amazing and generous, and we love her!  Because of high interest, she has agreed to hold another class at her studio, to benefit Marine Mills Folk School!  Your class fee will go 100% to supporting our new folk school, as Connie is donating her time. Be one of the lucky few to spend an afternoon with Connie, learning to create a functional mug complete with handle.  You will learn to roll out a slab of white stoneware…

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July 2019

Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 20 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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August 2019

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$100 10 tickets left

Punch needle rug hooking is quick and easy to learn, and once you know the basics, the possibilities of what you can make with this new fiber skill are endless!  Remember hooked rugs from your great-grandmother’s era?  While rug hooking used a small needle that was used to pull ‘hooks’ of yarn, the development of the ‘punch needle’ tool allowed users to push yarn and create rugs or other items more quickly and easily.  There has been a rebirth of…

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September 2019

Soap Making

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 6 tickets left

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 soap and will receive a manual that includes equipment lists, sources for ingredients and where to buy locally, and John’s ‘secret recipe.’ Each student will…

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October 2019

Saami Inspired Scandinavian Bracelet

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$90 9 tickets left

The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire, and sculpted antler. Discover this unique tradition with veteran instructor Liz Bucheit and create a beautiful bracelet in one day. Students will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished…

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Soap Making

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 6 tickets left

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 soap and will receive a manual that includes equipment lists, sources for ingredients and where to buy locally, and John’s ‘secret recipe.’ Each student will…

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Beaded Snowflake Mitten Ornament

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$55 25 tickets left

It's not too early to start creating for the next snowy season! Using small size 11 seed beads, needle, and thread you will construct a 1¼-inch delicate yet easy to make beaded snowflake by hand. Then attach the snowflake to a 3½-inch by 3-inch felted wool mitten ornament.  Snowflakes can be made in several sizes, and designed in many ways as in nature every snowflake is unique! Finish off the mitten by binding the wool layers together with an easy…

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November 2019

Soap Making

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 6 tickets left

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 soap and will receive a manual that includes equipment lists, sources for ingredients and where to buy locally, and John’s ‘secret recipe.’ Each student will…

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