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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

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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FREE! Community Dare to Repair (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Molly Sanford and Dana Vannen Anderson are on a quest to rescue your goods from the landfill. On the first Saturday of the month, join a community of repair-driven folks and learn how to restore items rather than throw them away. Drop in…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) January 31, 2023

Jan 31, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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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

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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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) January 24, 2023

Jan 24, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) January 17, 2023

Jan 17, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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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

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

*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

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

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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Weaving on a Loom! (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) January 10, 2023

Jan 10, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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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

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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FREE Community Dare to Repair (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

***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Molly Sanford and Dana Vannen Anderson are on a quest to rescue your goods from the landfill. On the first Saturday of the month, join a community of repair-driven folks and learn how to restore items rather than throw them away. Drop in…

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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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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

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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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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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) November 29, 2022

Nov 29, 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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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) November 22, 2022

Nov 22, 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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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) November 15, 2022

Nov 15, 2022 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***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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Skinnfell Chair Pad (In-Person) November 5, 2022

Nov 05, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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In this introduction to the Norwegian craft of Skinnfell, participants will create a wood block-printed sheepskin chair pad which can also be used as a wall hanging. We will discuss the traditional use of Skinnfell and the symbolism of the motifs to impart goodwill to the user. Options for stitched and non-stitched edgings will be discussed.…

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Crochet a Rope Basket (In-Person) October 29, 2022

Oct 29, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Join knit and crochet designer Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, in which you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket with leather handles (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with felted wool rope and your fingers rather than a crochet hook. No crochet experience is required. These baskets…

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