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Crochet Amigurumi Ornaments (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Learn basic crochet techniques while making these adorable crocheted ornaments! Once you finish your ornaments, you will want to make more and more. They make great holiday gifts, too. Instructor Cara Corey will show you how to form rounds, increase and decrease, stuff your ornaments, and embellish them with tiny faces. You will start with mittens…

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Knits From The North Sea: Cables Bobbles, and Traveling Stitches (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 9:30AM—2:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Cables, bobbles, and traveling stitches have adorned the sweaters of fishermen in the North Sea for centuries. Students will learn these skills while making a tote bag using a pattern they can adjust to their individual skill and comfort level. Options include easier/more difficult cables, using/omitting bobbles, learning traveling stitches in one/both directions. Each student’s…

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Needle Felted Gift Toppers (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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This class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project. Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. 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. Dry…

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7 Strand Tin Thread Necklace (In-person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Students enjoyed Katherine’s sami-inspired bracelet class so much that we decided to bring her back for another class! Using tin thread, a fine wire made of pewter and 4% silver that is wrapped around a fiber core, you will learn to make a 7-strand braided necklace with a silver-plated magnetic clasp. Students should bring:  Small…

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Free! Mend with Friends (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Calling all menders! Do you have a pile of mending you’ve been meaning to get to, but haven’t quite gotten to yet? Get support from other menders at our monthly “Mend with Friends” events on the first Saturday of every month. Share mending…

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Holiday Breads with Rye (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 9:00AM—1:00PM

Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Rye flour combined with spices makes flavorful holiday breads. Imagine those fresh-baked smells coming from your kitchen during the holidays! You’ll make Bryce’s Swedish Limpa, as well as a honey-sweetened rye spice bread. Join Master Bakers Bryce Johnson and Ross Safford for this hands-on class. You’ll get your hands messy, laugh, and learn a lot.…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) December 6, 2022

Dec 06, 2022 6:30PM—8:00PM

***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start. If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or…

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Build a Wooden Paddle December Session 1 (In-Person)

Dec 09, 2022 2:00PM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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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…

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Leather Market Tote (In-Person) December 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leather working 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…

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Vintage Jewelry Tree (In-Person) December 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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Learn how to give old or broken jewelry a second life! In this class you will learn how to make you own jewelry tree, heart, or whatever shape you like. Instructor Judy Sell will provide a felt lined 8”x10” black frame, tools, adhesive and small jewelry to fill the gaps. You provide jewelry you have…

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Papercut Hanji – Holiday Ornaments (In-Person, Intergenerational) December 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022 9:30AM—12:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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Hanji, Korea’s amazing handmade paper, has provided both usefulness and beauty to Korean culture for well over a thousand years. The paper’s strength makes it ideal for papercutting, as well as calligraphy, painting, and so much more. Join The Hanji Crew, your instructors Libby Pomroy and Kat Wesley, for an afternoon of creative holiday ornament…

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Free! Bluegrass Jam Session (In-Person) December 10

Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

***This event requires NO registration! *** 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…

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Free Open Carving Session, December 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on Saint Croix, MN 55047

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This Free Open Carving will meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month!  Mark your calendars!  No need to register, Just join us! Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help and friendship with other wood carving artists. Free to anyone who is…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) December 13, 2022

Dec 13, 2022 6:30PM—8:00PM

***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start. If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or…

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Happy Holidays to All from Marine Mills Folk School!

Dec 17, 2022 8:00AM—Jan 02, 2023 12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School

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Marine Mills Folk School will be closed for the Holidays from December 17, 2022 to January 2, 2023.    We can be contacted by emailing us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org or call 612-314-6295 and leave a message!

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Tunisian Crochet in the Round (In-Person) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Learn about Tunisian crochet, which is like a cross between crochet and weaving that produces a waffle-like texture. Tunisian crochet is believed to be started by the French in the early 1800s. In this class, students will learn the process of working Tunisian crochet stitches in the round, which can be useful for hats, headbands,…

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Herbal Remedies: Make a Soothing Salve (In-Person) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

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Come join local herbalist, Heather Mashuga, in a hands-on salve-making class. Want to take that next step and feel comfortable turning all the amazing herbs you have learned about into topical remedies? We will make a couple of different herb-infused oils, turn those oils into salve, and learn how to utilize them. Each participant will…

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Make Your Own Feta Cheese (Online) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047 (online)

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Come join master cheesemaker Gary Colles for this class making your own feta cheese! Feta (Greek: φέτα, féta) is a brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat milk. It is a crumbly aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture…

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FREE Community Mend with Friends (In-Person) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Calling all menders! Do you have a pile of mending you’ve been meaning to get to, but haven’t quite gotten to yet? Get support from other menders at our monthly “Mend with Friends” events on the first Saturday of every month. Share mending…

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Bean Pot Basket with Wire Handle (In-Person) January 7 & 8, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Check out this Bean Pot Basket! It has a wire handle and a simple offset twill weave around the basket. Add a bit of dyed reed and you have a great basket. A simple yet functional basket. In this class, you will create a round, twined bottom basket which measures 9” in diameter and 7.5”…

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Vision Board (In-Person) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Envision your best year yet! Be intentional and get the most out of your time and energy!  Join local and online master coach, Jen Bertsch, for a mini-vision board workshop.  Jen was last here in-person in 2020, and our students absolutely loved her class – don’t miss this wonderful start to a new year! Explore your…

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Past | Archive

Happy Thanksgiving to All from Marine Mills Folk School!

Nov 24, 2022 8:00AM—Nov 27, 2022 12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School

Foraged and Farmed Wreaths Session 7 (In-Person) November 20, 2022

Nov 20, 2022 12:30PM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Beginning Spoon Carving (In-Person, Intergenerational) November 19, 2022

Nov 19, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Foraged and Farmed Wreaths, Session 5 (In-Person) November 19, 2022

Nov 19, 2022 11:00AM—1:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047