Rag Rug Making – SOLD OUT

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

Instructor

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

Weave Your Own Snowshoes

Make Your Own Snowshoes

  • Weave Your Own Snowshoes
    November 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor

In this class you will use a kit to weave your own pair of traditional wooden snowshoes (similar to an Athabascan style) made right here in Duluth, of local black ash. With guidance from the instructor, you will walk away with a fantastic pair of beautiful, handmade snowshoes. Past makers of these snowshoe kits have Continue reading

Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors: Basic Tree Identification

Tree ID with the Duluth Folk School

  • Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors
    June 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor

Close your eyes and picture your favorite place in northern Minnesota. We’d be willing to bet that trees are part of that picture. Trees give us color, shade, food, leaves to jump in, and a source of heat. Trees can also tell us a lot about our favorite places: What the soil is like, how Continue reading