Brew Your Own Hard Cider

Brew Your Own Hard Cider with the Duluth Folk School

  • Brew Your Own Hard Cider
    October 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Learn how to turn freshly pressed apple juice into hard cider, a delicious, complex flavored alcoholic beverage. You’ll leave with your own growler full of hard cider! For generations, folks have fermented fruit juices, not just for the alcohol and the flavor, but to preserve it. In this class we’ll go through all the steps Continue reading

Rag Rug Making – SOLD OUT

Rag Rugs with the Duluth Folk School

  • Rag Rug Making
    December 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Scandinavian loop weaving is a simple and durable technique that uses no thread or looms, and turns trash into treasure! First you’ll learn how to make the repeating knot on a practice rug, then you’ll get started on your own rug. You won’t finish a rug during the class, but you will get through the Continue reading

Create Your Own Apron

  • August 5, 2017
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Now that we’ve been running classes for a while, we’ve noticed that occasionally, people will bring their own aprons to class, to wear and keep their clothes from getting dirty. Some of the aprons we’ve seen have been store-bought, but some have been handmade. Well, as you can imagine, “handmade” gets us pretty excited! We Continue reading

A Well-Oiled Machine

Close up photo of sewing machine

  • A Well-Oiled Machine: Learn to Sew
    September 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Learn to love your sewing machine! In this class, we’ll take an up-close look at several different sewing machines, of varying designs and ages. How do all these moving parts work together? Learn the things your manual will – and won’t! – tell you. You’ll observe using a machine incorrectly on purpose to see what Continue reading

Kayaking for Beginners

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 19, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    August 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. This is your chance! Join highly trained instructor Jen Buseman as she helps you progress from novice to being ready to go out on your own. You will learn about the gear used in sea kayaking, what kind/size of boat is best for you, and what to Continue reading