January

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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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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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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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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

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***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

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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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Free! Open Carving Session (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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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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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

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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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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

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***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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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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Free! Bluegrass Jam Session (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found…

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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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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

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***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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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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