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February 2020

Sew a Leather Market Tote

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

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

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February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60

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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Salmon Leather Wallet

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February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

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

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

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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Join In The Band! Bluegrass Jam Session

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join the band! An essential skill of bluegrass music is the ability to take part in informal playing situations; also known as a “jam session”.  Participants arrange themselves in a circle, choose a song from a common repertoire, sing, accompany each other, and play solos. Often, they do this despite no previous rehearsal, even with complete strangers!  The unplugged, grassroots nature of this music lends itself to low key playing situations that are fun and satisfying. Veteran teacher Randy Gildersleeve and some…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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

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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Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

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

$75

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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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

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February 22 @ 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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Create a Memory Bear!

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

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

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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Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

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February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

Take a tour of Italy through your senses! We will be making focaccia from the north to the south of Italy, both potato focaccia and herb focaccia. Impress your loved ones with your baking skills learned by master baker Ross Safford. Join us for mouth-watering fun during this half-day class! Ross will also be offering a cracker making class in March, so watch for that class and sign up for both! Students to bring: An Apron Our Location: Christ Lutheran…

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Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided by the instructor.  Students will receive a demonstration of the correct way to perform the technique and how to fix the problem. However, the real…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

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February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55

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

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

Intro to Tai Chi

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

$50

Tai Chi is a meditative moving practice that has been gaining popularity in recent years with many studies tying this practice to improved health, wellness as well as longevity. Evidence-based studies have shown that the health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi practice may include increased bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased physical strength and balance, increased immune function, decreased anxiety and depression as well as decreased inflammation. Experienced instructor Aimee Van Ostrand, owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness…

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Needle Felted Chickadee

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March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55

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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Lavash/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

Make your next gathering even more personal with homemade crackers (lavash). There are as many ways to make lavash as there are regions in the world! Lavash is a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, is made with flour, water, and salt. It can be served with dips like​ hummus or baba ghanoush and used for wraps and other sandwiches. Learn a few styles in this inspiring class taught by master baker Ross Safford.…

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Monthly Bluegrass Jam- free

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bluegrass Jam Session  First Saturday of the Month.  10amm-12pm - free! No need to register. Join the band - or just come and listen! An essential skill of bluegrass music is the ability to take part in informal playing situations; also known as a “jam session”. Participants arrange themselves in a circle, choose a song from a common repertoire, sing, accompany each other, and play solos. Often, they do this despite no previous rehearsal, even with complete strangers! The unplugged,…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

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

$140

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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