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June 15, 2016

Making Poetry

Poetry instructor Jan Chronister says: “I like to use the metaphor that writing a good poem is like making a quality piece of furniture: You can make furniture out of old used pallets, or you can make it out of fine hardwood polished to a sheen. I enjoy helping poets craft a good poem thatContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Make your own black ash ‘Blueberry Basket’

We are very fortunate to have local basket maker and long-time basketry teacher Mark Boyce teaching our upcoming class, “Make your own black ash ‘Blueberry Basket!’” In this class, you will make a blueberry picking basket from strips of black ash that have been pounded off an ash tree. We’ll use mostly beginner techniques andContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Tim and Andrew’s Top Circular Saw Tips

Set up your work so that the piece being cut off can fall away and not bind the saw blade Use a guide for your saw’s base plate – this could be a framing square or a homemade jig, so you can follow a straight, square line. Stabilize the material with clamps to your sawContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Bike Mechanic Mark’s Top Tips

Mark Lavalier, our Bike Maintenance instructor’s tips for taking care of your bike: Check your tire pressure using a gauge. Keep your bike CLEAN! Lube chain regularly and have the hubs checked annually. Check your brakes before heading out and replace brake pads before they are worn out.
June 15, 2016

Learn to play old time banjo!

Registration is open for ‘Learn to play old time banjo!’ Want to learn to start playing banjo? This class is for you! Instructor Kyle Ollah is teaching a class for folks with not much (or any) experience playing banjo. Kyle uses a sweet hand-made banjo he received from Charlie Parr, and he has a passionContinue Reading
Stinky Drawer Sachet
May 11, 2016

Stinky Drawers

This is a great opportunity to hone your knitting skills while creating a useful sachet for YOUR stinky drawers! Join Diana Stratioti and learn to make a knitted sachet scented with essential oils. For more information and to register, visit the class registration page.  
Examples of Knitting
May 7, 2016

A Great Mother’s Day Gift!

Are you still trying to find just the right gift for Mom? A gift registration to our upcoming Knitting: Foundations and Fair Isle class would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! Our instructor, Melody David-McKnight is here to tell you more! In this class you will learn the rib and stockinette stitches, as well asContinue Reading
May 4, 2016

Bike Maintenance Class a Success

Our first class is in the books, and it was a success! Here are a few photos from the class: Everyone left with a bike that shifted a little smoother and ran a little quieter than when they arrived. It sounds like we might have another bike maintenance class coming sometime in June, so stayContinue Reading
Duluth Folk School Instructor Melody McKnight
April 28, 2016

Knitting Foundations and Fair Isle

Do you want to learn to knit? Would you like to learn to knit a lightweight knit hat for our crisp Northern summer mornings? In this class you will learn the rib and stockinette stitches, as well as how to decrease stitches. Already have the basics down? Knitters with some experience will learn the techniqueContinue Reading

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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