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Band Weaving: Pickup Technique – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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  There are endlessly fascinating weavings that can be created on an Inkle loom. This type of band weaving has been around for centuries. In this class, you will learn how to follow a pickup pattern, how to pick up/drop pattern threads, and what to consider when designing a pickup pattern. Students will weave a cotton band displaying…

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Weld a Steel Rose – July 27, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

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This class will introduce you to TIG welding and hand tool use for metal work. TIG welding uses an inert gas (argon) and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed, rods or sticks. You must have some hand strength to use the cutting and bending tools that shape the rose. Local artist Greg Kraft will…

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Paint and Carve a Sgraffito Vase – July 27, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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  Join potter Kim Burnham of Imokim Pottery to try out decorating a ceramic vase with carved and decorated details. Students will have the opportunity to sketch out their own designs or use a provided template. Kim will throw a selection of bud vases before class and then share tips and tricks for adding simple…

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Carve a Kuksa – Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Kuksa carving is an Old World tradition that has a rich history in Scandinavia. Not only will Alex teach you to make your own kuksa, but he will be giving you insight into how he makes his own and develops his designs. In this course, you will be fully immersed in the world of kuksa carving…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Learn the art of stained glass design and building with John Hanson, owner of Longfellow Soap Company, who has been designing, making, repairing, and restoring antique stained glass windows for 23 years. All tools and materials will be provided and each student will take home a small window.  You will learn how to make, cut, and…

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Boro Mending with Sashiko Stitches (Ages 10+) August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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*July and August classes will open to members on May 14 and non-members on May 16. Not a member? Sign up here. * Boro is derived from the Japanese term ‘Boroboro’ which means something tattered or repaired. In this class, you will learn the ancient and gentle Japanese art of Boro using simple Sashiko stitches. In…

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Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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This class will introduce you to welding as you create a stone and metal sculpture suitable for your garden or patio. TIG welding uses an inert gas and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed or rods or sticks, and is typically used for thinner materials such as pipe welding or where appearance is important. …

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Polymer Clay Gold Accented Trinket Dish (Ages 10+) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

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

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In this class, you will learn the basics of working with polymer clay, and at least two techniques for creating a design in the slab. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind dish for trinkets and jewelry! Use any colors you want to create a “watercolor” or confetti slab. You will cut the slab and cure…

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Ribbed Basket Basics – August 17 & 18, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:30AM—3:00PM

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

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Learn the basic rib basket-making techniques and take home your first Ribbed Egg Basket!  Join Kirsten, a long-time instructor who will have you laughing and learning, she’ll help you ease into basket weaving with no stress, you’ll be amazed at how fast the time goes. You will learn rib basic basket-making techniques. Thoughts on this…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+), Saturday, September 7, 2024

Sep 07, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Learn the art of stained glass design and building with John Hanson, owner of Longfellow Soap Company, who has been designing, making, repairing, and restoring antique stained glass windows for 23 years. All tools and materials will be provided and each student will take home a small window.  You will learn how to make, cut, and…

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Let’s make a Granny Square Bag, Saturday, September 14, 2024

Sep 14, 2024 9:30AM—12:30PM

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

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This is a fun, easy project to practice single crochet, double crochet and chain stitches while learning to work a flat square in the round. We will also be learning how to change to a different yarn color to make a multicolored granny square. We will complete one square in class and make a start…

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Cold Process Soap Making (Ages 10+), Saturday, September 14, 2024

Sep 14, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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Join John Hanson, soap maker and owner of Longfellow Soap Company in Minneapolis, for a tutorial on making soap using the cold-process method. Cold-process soap making has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a traditional method of making soap by combining fat or oil (animal- or plant-based) with sodium hydroxide lye, then blending in…

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Weld a Steel Rose – Saturday, September 28, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

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Amaze your friends by making this easy but looks difficult Steel Rose! This class will introduce you to TIG welding and hand tool use for metal work. TIG welding uses an inert gas (argon) and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed, rods or sticks. You must have some hand strength to use the cutting…

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Make a Sami-Inspired Bracelet (Age 12+), Saturday, September 28, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Join instructor Katherine Buenger and learn how to make an elegant bracelet. These bracelets are based on the designs of the Sami people, who are the native people from the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The bracelets are constructed with traditional materials including reindeer leather, tin thread (4% silver), and reindeer…

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Fearless Writing: Crafting Characters & Scenes – Saturday, September 28, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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The act of writing should be joyful and liberating. Silence your inner critic and immerse your writer’s mind into essential techniques for crafting characters and scenes, useful in your current work or future projects in any form of prose and or poetry. No matter your experience level or genre, you can learn to trust love…

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Beginner’s Spoon Carving – The Folk Tradition from Tree Trunk to Table! (16+), September 28 & 29, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Come carve one of the first tools we come into contact as a baby human, the ancient and glorious wooden spoon! This is a great class for anyone interested in diving right into the world of spoon carving and the rich tradition of green woodworking. The focus of this class is to develop the student’s confidence…

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Coptic Bound Trash Journal, Saturday, October 5, 2024

Oct 05, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Have you ever looked at something you were throwing out and wondered if you could use it for a craft? Trash can be art! Coptic Stitch Trash Journaling is one of my favorite projects to put trash to use. Think scrapbooking with actual scraps. We will take junk mail, envelopes, clear plastic envelopes, cardboard, expired…

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Botanical Printing on Wool, (16+), Saturday, October 5, 2024

Oct 05, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Botanical printing is a form of bundle dyeing where textiles are tightly bundled with plants and steamed; releasing naturally occurring tannins, pigments, and acids to create one-of-a-kind prints. In this introductory class, students will learn how different mordants influence the colors produced, as well as two techniques for creating crisp prints from local foliage. Students…

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MMFS Circular Sock Machine Crank-in, Saturday, 9:30 to 3:30pm, October 5, 2024

Oct 05, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Guess what?  We have Deb and Pete Oswald hosting a monthly Sock Machine Crank-in gathering at Marine Mills Folk School  Beginning on Saturday, Oct 5th and every first Saturday of the month going forward,  MMFS invites all you “Crankers” to the Folk School beginning at 9:30 to 3;30.  This will be a time for gathering…

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Primitive Rug Hooking: Coasters (Intergenerational), Saturday, October 12, 2024

Oct 12, 2024 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Students will learn rug hooking with wool fabric strips on a linen backing to create a pair of 4-inch coasters. Students will learn how to pull loops, hook straight and curved lines, and finish edges. At the end of the day, students will leave with at least one finished coaster, supplies for a second, and…

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Paint and Carve a Sgraffito Mug- Saturday, October 19, 2024

Oct 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Join potter Kim Burnham of Imokim Pottery to try out decorating a ceramic mug with carved and decorated details.  Students will have the opportunity to sketch out their own designs or use a provided template. Kim will throw a selection of mugs before class and then share tips and tricks for adding simple images to…

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Birches and Fall Color In Watercolor Batik- Saturday, October 19, 2024

Oct 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:30PM

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

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Watercolor Batik has become one of our most popular classes at Marine Mills Folk School.  Kim Gordon is a fantastic instructor who guides you expertly through this process.  You will not be disappointed! Try your hand at watercolor batik, a modern twist on the ancient Japanese art of batik. You will work with an image…

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Past | Archive

Dyeing Wool with Woad (Ages 16+) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

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

Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

Cool Trash: Intro to Plasticsmithing (ages 10+) – July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Intro to Spinning on a Wheel – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

Hole-to-Hole Cane Footstool – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:30AM—5:30PM

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

Make Your Own Drum (Ages 12+) June 22, 2024

Jun 22, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

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