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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your First Mittens! (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 9:30AM—2:30PM

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

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Mittens. Some people knit nothing but mittens! They’re small, but mighty, because even simple mittens require an abundance of shaping techniques and skills. This pattern was designed precisely to provide excellent fit and knit up quickly. However, all the skills needed to make mittens are included. You will learn symmetrical increases and thumb gussets, symmetrical…

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Intro to Nalbinding (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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*This class has sold out, but we are offering it again on March 11. Sign up here. 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…

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Introduction to Plant-Based Dyes (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 10:00AM—3:30PM

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

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Have you wanted to try plant-based dyeing but didn’t know where to begin? In this class, you will learn about the what, why, and how of plant-based dyes before trying it out using dyes grown right here in Minnesota! We’ll explore multiple methods of plant-based dyeing including bundle dyeing, the practice of enclosing and steaming plants…

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Beginning Spinning on a Wheel (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn to spin wool on a wheel and leave class with a skein of your own handmade yarn. Join Sharon Knutson from Knitting My Way Home and learn the basics of spinning wool into yarn. Sharon will provide you with the knowledge to begin the art of Spinning Wool. This class is for beginners and…

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Beginning Crop Art (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year? Then this is the class for you! Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains, and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the “collision of art and agriculture.”  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between? You…

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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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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), part of the class will be a demonstration, but the class also includes a hands-on section with attendee participation. Each student will take…

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Intro to Traditional Indian Hand Block Printing (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Hand block printing has been around for over 3,000 years. In this class, you will get an introduction to the basics of an Indian technique of printing on fabric with hand-carved wooden blocks. You will learn three basic techniques from instructor Katrina Ulrich of Marigold Arts and Adventures, practicing on 3 pieces of cotton, then…

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Welding a Steel Rose (In-Person) January 28, 2023

Jan 28, 2023 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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Needle Felt a Penguin (In-Person) January 28, 2023

Jan 28, 2023 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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Chunky Knit Pouf Pillow (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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In this beginner-friendly knitting class, you will learn how to make a cozy chunky knit pouf pillow that is perfect for decorating a couch, reading nook, kids room, etc. Poufs originated in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century, and have since evolved from hard, backless seats to soft cushions bringing a little hygge to…

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Advanced Nålbinding: Mittens and More (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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This class is designed as a follow-up to Janet’s Beginning Nålbinding class. Expand your nålbinding skills from the Oslo stitch to the Korgen stitch and beyond, while learning the additional skills necessary to create beautiful and practical nålbinded mittens. Bring your nålbinding needle(s) and appropriate yarn. Reminder that yarns should be 100% wool (for spit felting), single-ply…

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Writing Workshop: Let’s Begin Our Stories (Online) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047 (Online)

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Let’s Begin Our Stories! “Things in life have no real beginning, though our stories about them always do.”—Colum McCann. Stories take life and shape in a myriad of writing ways—in nonfiction, poetry, fiction, screen and stage plays; in choices of characters, settings, plots, tones, and points of view. In this class, we’ll read and discuss…

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Make a Turkey Wing Broom! (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

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Become a Broom Squire! That is what a person who makes Brooms is called! Experience tying a traditional hand broom witch dates back to Colonial America. The style of tying is known as a turkey wing. This Turkey Wing broom is approximately 14-16 inches tall and a spread of 10-12 inches wide. The handle is known…

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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person) February 25, 2023

Feb 25, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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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), part of the class will be a demonstration, but the class also includes a hands-on section with attendee participation. Each student will take…

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Past | Archive

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

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

Foraged and Farmed Wreaths, Session 6 (In-Person) November 19, 2022

Nov 19, 2022 2:30PM—5:00PM

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

Make Your Own Soap (In-Person) November 19, 2022

Nov 19, 2022 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

Foraged and Farmed Wreaths, Session 3 (In-Person) November 13, 2022

Nov 13, 2022 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

Foraged and Farmed Wreaths, Session 4 (In-Person) November 13, 2022

Nov 13, 2022 12:30PM—3:00PM

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