March

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Drum Making (In-Person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 11:00AM—4:00PM

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

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Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making. His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found in the elements that make it: wood and animal hide. Making a personal frame drum is…

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Dorset and Death Head Buttons & More (In-person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

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Join instructor Katherine Buenger for an exploration of button-wrapping techniques. You will learn about button styles that were popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries and still make for beautiful styles today. Whether you create your own garments and have a hard time finding the perfect button or you want to make a…

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Crochet Amigurumi for Spring (In-Person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Learn basic crochet techniques while making these adorable crocheted stuffies! Once you finish your spring-themed friends, you will want to make more and more. They make great gifts, too. Instructor Cara Corey will show you how to form rounds, increase and decrease, stuff your creations, and embellish them with tiny faces. You will start with an…

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Leather Market Tote (In-Person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 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! The tote…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) March 7, 2023

Mar 07, 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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Intro to Nalbinding (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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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 crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin…

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Free! Open Carving Session (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 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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Weaving on a Loom! (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 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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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs!  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) March 14, 2023

Mar 14, 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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Make Your Own Mozzarella Cheese (Online) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM

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

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Mozzarella cheese was first made by the monks of San Lorenzo di Capua in Italy. It has been made from sheep’s milk, buffalo milk and finally cow’s milk. Our cheese artisan Gary Colles will teach you how to make your own fresh mozzarella at home. Served with crusty bread and wine will make this the…

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Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture (In-Person) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 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 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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Herbal Remedies: Make Fire Cider (In-Person) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

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Come join local herbalist, Heather Mashuga, for a hands-on fire cider/cider tonic-making class. Historically, apple cider vinegar and the ingredients in fire cider have been beneficial in treating various ailments and illnesses. It excels with boosting the immune system, helping movement and circulation, expelling congestion, and fighting viruses and microbes. It is also packed full…

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Free! Bluegrass Jam Session (In-Person) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 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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Challenge Yourself Series: Mosaic Knitting (In-Person) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 2023 9:30AM—12:30PM

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

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It IS possible to knit intricate colorwork designs using only one strand of yarn per row! It’s called mosaic knitting, and it’s almost too good to be true. This knitting method of colorwork is so streamlined and easy that suddenly, colorwork is accessible to everyone who is comfortable with knitting and purling.  Students will acquire…

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Beginning Crop Art (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 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) March 25, 2023

Mar 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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Growing a Garden to Dye For (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 1:00PM—3:30PM

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

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Plant-based dyes offer a unique way to cultivate earth-friendly colors in harmony with the seasons. In this class we will walk through the basics of garden planning and growing dye plants, including how to grow, harvest, store and use dye materials. Participants will start a number of dye seeds of their choice and select some…

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Intro to Traditional Indian Hand Block Printing (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 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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Make a Bike Basket! (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn the basic basket-making techniques and take home a bike basket! Lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a sturdy rim. 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…

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Nuno Felted Table Runner (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 10:00AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn two fascinating techniques in one class! Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Layer naturally colored fibers on silk fabric, then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind felted accessory.…

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Papercutting with Torben (Online) March 26, 2023

Mar 26, 2023 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Papercutting has been explored all over the world. From China, to Eastern Europe, to Mexico, to Denmark—the distinction of this art form is that the intricacies of the designs are cut from a single sheet of paper. Think of papercutting as a subtractive art versus collage making which is additive.  In this class you will learn…

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