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Beginner Bike Maintenance with the Duluth Folk School
March 6, 2017

Beginner Bike Maintenance

In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common problems that occur with bicycles, and you’ll practice making the necessary corrections and adjustments for safe and smooth operation. Bring your bicycle to class and learn how to get your brakes working, your derailleur adjusted, and your chain lubed. We will cover tube and tire replacement,Continue Reading
March 4, 2017

Summer Sausage Party – Learn to Make Sausage!

Have you always wanted to learn how to make venison sausage? Or to make any kind of sausage from your own meat? Come join John and Jesse, who have been making sausage with their families for years! John’s family makes smoked Polish sausage with pork and beef. Jesse’s family makes fresh bratwurst using venison andContinue Reading
March 4, 2017

Wild Colors – Natural Dyeing with Local Plants

You’ve chopped down the tansy, pulled the buckthorn, and trimmed the poplars. Now what do you do with it all? In this class, you’ll learn things like how to turn this invasive, unwelcome buckthorn… …into beautiful colors like this!   To learn more and to register, follow this LINK!
February 24, 2017

Sheep Shearing Field Trip

Would you like to join us for a great opportunity to witness a sheep shearing by a professional shearer, get a tour of a working wool and chicken farm, and finish the day with a fun, family-style potluck? Then this class is for you! We will be visiting the Whippoorwill Farm in Iron River, WisconsinContinue Reading
Introduction to Screenprinting with the Duluth Folk School
February 22, 2017

Screen Printing: Introduction to Manual Printing

In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of screen printing, and you’ll end up with over a dozen t-shirts that you made yourself! You’ll learn how screen printing works, why it’s used and what makes it fun. You’ll learn about what equipment is needed, the ink, what t-shirts are best, and how toContinue Reading
February 16, 2017

New Ad in Make It Minnesota

We were contacted a while back by Make It Minnesota, who wanted to see what sort of collaboration we might be able to work out. We have some fun things in the pipeline, but we sure were surprised and delighted when they suddenly had some ad space open up in the current issue, and wantedContinue Reading
Duluth Folk School Felting
February 14, 2017

Fleece to Felt

In this 4-day class, we are going to be learning the whole process, from raw fleece to felt. We’ll start with Icelandic wool from Whippoorwill Farm, and then learn how to wash, card, and felt wool. In the first class we’ll do a washing demo together, then you’ll take your own raw wool home toContinue Reading
February 14, 2017

Natural and Organic Lotions

Our newest class is open for registration! Commercial liquid lotions contain ingredients that dilute the effectiveness of oils applied to preserve skin. In this course we will discuss the oils we use, alternatives that can be substituted, and how to combine them to make luxurious lotion that is top shelf quality. We’ll talk about theContinue Reading
February 8, 2017

Bees in a Box

We have another Beekeeping with the Duluth Folk School class open for registration! It’s not as tricky as one might think to get 3,000 flying insects to stay where you want them. In this class, participants will walk away with basic understanding of three processes of hiving a package of bees and gain experience inContinue Reading


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1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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