Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots

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  • Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots
    September 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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With the right design and good gardening techniques, you can transform your yard from a grass monoculture into a vibrant and flourishing naturescape! In this class, we’ll take an interpretive tour of the instructor’s well-designed yardscape (less than a mile away), and then we’ll head back to the Folk School to begin cooperative planning exercises Continue reading

Rag Rug Making

Rag Rugs with the Duluth Folk School

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

Instructor

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

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

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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

Beginning Millinery and Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Hat Making with the Duluth Folk School

  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 1 of 2
    September 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 2 of 2
    September 17, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor

Fedora. Top hat. Cowboy hat. Porkpie. Homburg. Cloche. These are the classic hat styles ingrained in the culture of our past. Today, without the rules for style and fashion, we are free to wear white shoes before Memorial Day, and hats are once again becoming fashionable (and rightly so)! Handmade Fedora, Continue reading

Chainsaw Safety

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  • Chainsaw Safety
    October 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This is a great opportunity, either for people who just got their first chainsaw, or for people who have had a chainsaw for a while, but have never really been 100% comfortable with using it. In this class, you will learn basic chainsaw maintenance, including how to take your saw apart for cleaning, sharpening the Continue reading