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February 2020

Intro to Nålbinding

- Sold out!
February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Sold out

Due to January class being sold out, we have added another opportunity to learn Nålbinding!  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…

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Sew a Leather Market Tote

- Sold out!
February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80 Sold out

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leatherworking while sewing a classic 100% leather tote bag. Learn about cutting leather, preparing it for stitching, saddle-stitching and riveting handles. Leave with a beautiful Market Tote of your very own and the skills to do countless leather working projects for a lifetime Tote measures approximately 16”x14” and is made out of brown oil-tanned cow hide. All materials will be prepared by the instructor before class, but each step of…

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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

- Sold out!
February 1 @ 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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Build a Wooden Paddle

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February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on February 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

$125 Sold out

This is one of our most popular classes! Limited space available! 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 2/7 – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Saturday 2/8 – 11 AM…

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Salmon Leather Wallet

February 8 @ 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 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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Intergenerational: Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 1 ticket left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques.  We may venture outside to weave, if weather permits, to find some truly natural fibers to incorporate into your weaving. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your…

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Crochet: Beginners Part 2

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 2 tickets left

Students from our January 4th class demanded more!  In this beginners part 2 class we will be following a pattern for a "flowery cosmic coaster"  and extending beyond chain, single, and double crochet. All materials will be provided by the instructor.  Instructor Pam Anderson is know for her humor and her skills!  We will incorporate a nice break in there to rest our minds and hands. Students to bring: G size crochet hook (Instructor will have extras) Our Location:  Marine…

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Knit Giant Chunky Blanket

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95 10 tickets left

Price reduced!  Don't miss this class! 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…

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Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

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

$75 8 tickets left

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  Pam Anderson is one of the most entertaining instructors we have come across!  You will have a great time learning! This class will be over the weekend of February 8 & 9. Saturday Feb 8, 1pm-4pm Sunday Feb 9, 1pm-4pm  Each student will go home after this weekend with a round wooden plaque with their rosemaling design on it,…

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Beginning Crocheting – Sunday class added

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$30 4 tickets left

Our first Beginner Crochet class was sold out.  We hope you can register for this new date! It is on SUNDAY morning, February 9 at 9:30am. 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…

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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35 8 tickets left

A simple piece of paper + 1 sharp knife = Art! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques for turning a piece of paper into a cut-paper design using only an x-acto knife and a cutting mat. Students will learn the basics of papercutting, an age-old art form found in many cultures around the world.  In this class we will cover the concepts of positive and negative space and how to arrange the elements of a design so…

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Create a Memory Bear!

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 8 tickets left

Turn a loved one’s favorite article of clothing into a one-of-a-kind keepsake.  A special shirt, dress, uniform, sweatshirt or even jeans can be transformed into a wonderful, fully jointed, squeeze-able bear.  New baby due in the family? Want to honor a beloved family member? Capture family memories in a stuffed bear that will be treasured for years.  Patterns, polyfill, and plastic joints all provided in the material fee. Some sewing experience required. Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind memory bear.…

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Knitting: Intro to Cables!

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 6 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 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 12 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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Drum Making

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$75 13 tickets left

Leap Day is a sacred day in many cultures.  To make the best use of the energy of Leap Day 2020, try bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life, like making something beautiful by hand!  Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found…

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March 2020

Build a Wooden Paddle

- Sold out!
March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140 Sold out

If you have not been able to take this class yet - now is your chance!  Limited space available! 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 3/6 – 5:30 PM…

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Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 5 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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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55 8 tickets left

It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs!  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things written upon with color’, which will become clear as students…

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Intro to Nålbinding

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 3 tickets left

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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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 6 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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