Shibori Indigo Dye Class (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

One of the earliest written descriptions of shibori dates to 238 CE! Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and then binding it to create incredible patterns. The dyeing process is quite playful and the end result is undeniably stylish. We love how each dyed item is unique,…

Beginning: Make Your Own Williamsburg Market Basket (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

It is Farmer's Market time and instead of using plastic bags at your local market, how about your very own handmade Williamsburg Market Basket? Here's a fun class to learn all the basic basket-making techniques using reed.  In this class, you will make your very own Market Basket to fill with home gown veggies or…

Drum Making – Make Your Own Drum! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

  Celebrate life and energy, by bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life.  Make a beautiful drum by hand as part of this exploration!  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…

Plant-based Natural Dyes (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Have you wanted to try plant-based dyeing but didn't know where to begin? In this in-person outside class, you will learn about the what, why and how of plant-based dyes before trying it out using plant-based dyes grown right here in Minnesota! We’ll explore multiple methods of plant-based dyeing including bundle dyeing, the practice of…

Stenciled Summer Textiles with Kirsten Aune! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

This class meets in-person on Monday afternoon, August 16, 2021. Make a stenciled textile that you can use to cover your hair (as in a headscarf) tie around a late summer fruit pie, bring on a picnic or celebration,  and or use as a small table covering.  Whew! Kirsten will guide you as you create…

Botanical Printing on Silk (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Botanical printing  is a direct contact printing technique. Also called eco printing, natural dyes, pigments and tannins in leaves are transferred to paper or cloth with prolonged high heat to create prints. Sometimes flowers, bark, roots, and berries are also used. No paints, inks or external dyes are needed to create these beautiful monoprints.   In…

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Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

This is a two session class:  first session meets Saturday September 18th and then again on Saturday, September 25! Excited to return to traveling?! Here's the class for you -- learn to draw and get more out of traveling!  ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and…

Build a Bluebird House! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Bluebirds are highly desirable backyard residents for their attractive plumage, insectivorous diets, and melodious songs. With the right bluebird house positioned properly to attract tenants, any birder can become a bluebird landlord. All bluebirds are cavity-nesting species, and they need safe, secure locations to raise their broods. Unfortunately, they are not assertive, and more aggressive…

Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

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…

Design your own set of Fused Glass Bowls (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Join glass artist Susan Tracy and make a set of four handcrafted 3 1/2 inch fused glass bowls to enjoy or give as gifts.  This fun workshop introduces the art of glass fusing and slumping. What is glass fusing and slumping, you ask?  Simply described, fusing is joining two pieces of glass together using heat,…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

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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…

Visible Mending with Maddy Bartsch

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

  People have turned to mending to extend the functionality and life of their textiles for thousands of years. That tradition continues today with a call to action to care for your clothing and keep textiles out of the landfill and in your closet. We'll talk through picking the right mend for your project, techniques…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session One

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. 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…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Two

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. 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…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Three

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. 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…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Four

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. 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…