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,…

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…

Needle Felted Chickadee (in-Person)

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

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving, then felting fine detail using merino pre-felt 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.…

SAORI Weaving—Enjoy being in a Moment with Chaiki O’Brien! (In-Person)

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

What is SAORI? SAORI is an art form and weaving style that comes from Japan. It is joyful and easy to learn.  Feel like you are 5 years old again! Chiaki will lead you through this "freestyle" weaving process on a SAORI original floor loom.  She even provides these looms! Try your hands at this…

Intro to Nålbinding (In-Person)

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

  Experience the joy of creation, and shaping things out of simple materials.  Explore this ancient form of textile construction. Nålbinding (needle stitching) can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. This fiber technique preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers.  Students will…

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Intro to Nålbinding (In-Person)

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

  Experience the joy of creation, and shaping things out of simple materials.  Explore this ancient form of textile construction. Nålbinding (needle stitching) can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. This fiber technique preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers.  Students will…