Fiber Arts

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

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***This event requires NO registration! 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 meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

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***This event requires NO registration! 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 meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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(Waitlist) Watercolor Batiks: Iris – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Try your hand at watercolor batik, a modern twist on the ancient Javanese art of batik. You don’t need to know watercolor technique or even how to draw — you’ll work from an image traced onto rice paper and then use melted wax and watercolor to create a final work of art. In this floral…

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Hmong Embroidery: Reverse Applique – June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—2:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55115

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Our Hmong embroidery teacher, Mandora Young, is back to teach us another beginner-friendly technique using the reverse applique embroidery method that is popular in traditional Hmong textiles. Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished…

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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

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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 others who…

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Freeform Weaving – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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RELAX—BREATHE—WEAVE Come and learn to direct warp (putting the threads on a loom) and freeform weave a book cover for a journal or artist notebook. We will be using fun fibers and other things you thought you could not weave with. Fun for beginners or experienced weavers. All materials provided.   You’ll create a weaving…

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Flour Sack Embroidery – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Join experienced embroidery instructor Alycen Brothen for a day of traditional embroidery on flour sack towels.  This class will cover: selection of flour sack towels for embroidery, prepping towels for embroidery, transferring designs, and stitching.  Your instructor will provide the following materials: flour sack towels needle selection of embroidery threads design Students are asked to bring: embroidery hoop (3.5-5 inches in diameter)…

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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

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  In this class, students will learn how to prepare a skein of yarn for the dye bath, learn the process of aeration, deoxygenation, learn the Bain Marie method, and get the experience of watching the wool turn from its natural cream color to green to the final indigo color before their eyes! This dye…

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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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Intro to Saori Weaving – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

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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…

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Intro to Pin Loom Weaving: Weave a Flat Rat – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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  This course offers an introduction to pin loom weaving – weaving on a small, portable loom in the palm of your hand. Participants will have the opportunity to weave on both 2-inch and 4-inch looms. Each participant will weave squares to construct a Flat Rat, invaluable as a bookmark or to use as a…

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Resist Dyeing with Indigo, July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Indigo, one of the best known natural dyes, is a great way to start your natural dyeing journey! Come learn about the complex history of this beloved blue dye, the basics of how the dyeing process works, and then practice multiple resist folding techniques to create unique patterns on tea towels and scarves. Participants will…

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Needle Felt 3-D Flowers with Polly Hart, July 27, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Join Polly Hart as you learn to do both wet felting and needle felting on the same project.  This is your opportunity to learn two techniques on the same project. Polly has a very creative way of approaching fiber arts.  She loves to mix both fibers and techniques to achieve interesting pieces.  She has done…

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Weaving on a Loom – August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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This rigid heddle loom class is designed for any level weaver! Your guide is Lisa Peterson, weaver extraordinaire. 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 even find some truly natural fibers to incorporate into your weaving…

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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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Dye a Handwoven Wool Shawl – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—1:30PM

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

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Have you ever wanted to dye a piece of clothing but were afraid to?  Or have you  wondered if that favorite stained shirt in your closet could be dyed?   Here is your chance to learn about how to dye a woven wool shawl.  Polly Hart will take you through the process of determining what colors…

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Needle Felt a Northern Cardinal – November 9, 2024

Nov 09, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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*November and December classes will open to members on September 24 and non-members on September 26. Not a member? Sign up here. * Learn to needle felt a realistic three-dimensional bird from Corriedale wool roving and apply lifelike characteristics using merino wool prefelt, merino wool roving, and wool hard felt. Learn finishing details for glass…

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Past | Archive

Weaving: 1 Warp-2 Colors-4 Napkins-16 Patterns (Ages 16+) May 18, 19 & June 1, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

(Waitlist) Krokbragd Band Weaving – May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

Needle Felt a Goldfinch Mounted with Flowers – May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 7, 2024

May 07, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

Intro to Spinning on a Wheel – May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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