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September 2019

Soap Making

- Sold out!
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40

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 take…

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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

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September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80

Only 2 spots left! Create 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 finishing touches.  Students will…

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Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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October 2019

Soap Making

- Sold out!
October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40

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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Hand-Sewing Leather: Everyday Goods

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$75

This entry-level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from a mix of projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own, handmade, leather product. Students who have previous experience hand-sewing may opt for a larger project such as a tote…

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1-Year Anniversary Celebration – Community picnic/Open House

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Marine Mills Folk School is 1 year old and we're throwing a party for the entire community!  Please join us for a day of celebration! All are invited to stop in and visit!  Meet a few of our instructors, see class demos and tour our new location at Marine Elementary School. Families are encouraged to bring kids. We will have live music,  a bouncy house, games, hot dogs, watermelon, lemonade, and treats! No need to register or RSVP - just…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$125

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 10/11 5-8 pm Saturday 10/12  2-5 pm Sunday 10/13  2-5 pm Space is extremely limited, so register early!  Only 4 participants…

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UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko stitching. 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. Join this fun class to learn basic fabric collage (tearing and arranging and tacking) and running…

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November 2019

Knitting Decorative Nordic Mittens

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$45

Gain more experience knitting Nordic-styled decorative mittens, just in time for the holiday season!  Students will knit a miniature mitten(about 4 inches tall) as a Christmas ornament, or knit all 24 for a traditional Advent calendar or garland.  The skills learned on these decorative mittens are great preparation for knitting full size Scandinavian mittens. OPTION 1 -  Advanced Beginner Knitters - Miniature mitten This teensy mitten works up in less than half the time of the fancier option. It does…

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Soap Making

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40

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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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35

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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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

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November 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55

Just in time for the Christmas season, learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for Christmas gifts or a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive a handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things…

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Needle Felted Acorns

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November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

A perfect introduction to needle felting for beginners, this class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Felting is often accomplished using water, soap and a hand rubbing process (wet felting).  Needle felting (dry felting) involves the…

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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

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

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

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

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

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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