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Latvian Knitting Techniques - Making Wristers

$100

with Diane Thomson

Calendar Nov 14, 2018 at 9 am

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $80, Materials: $20

Latvia is known for it’s colorful and intricate mitten patterns. Some of the techniques involved are scalloped edges, Latvian braid, two-color knitting and fringe. This class involves intermediate to advanced knitting skills, and students should be comfortable knitting in the round. The materials fee includes the yarns needed to complete a pair of wristers or mittens. Students should bring a basic set of knitting tools and an assortment of knitting needles suitable for working in the round in a fine gauge
(size 0-2). 

About the instructor: Diane Thomson has been knitting since 1985 and has taught previously at the Ely Folk School and several yarn shops in the Twin Cities. She currently offers knitting classes at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.  She likes sharing her knowledge of and enthusiasm for knitting and also enjoys other fiber arts.

 

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Pine Needle Basketry

$65

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Nov 14, 2018 at 12 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $20

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You'll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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Pine Needle Basketry

$65

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Dec 1, 2018 at 12 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $20

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You'll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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Playing with Color and Light: Iridescent Stars

$30

with Barb Jones

Calendar Nov 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $10

You will learn to create these beautiful 5-pointed stars that are 15 inches across, a new pattern for the winter season. They have battery powered LED lights inside that have an optional timer.

The stars are created using pre-cut patterns of cardboard and plastic films that you will will bend and glue into beautiful shapes with fascinating symmetry and shimmering rainbows.

They are best used indoors but would be OK in a dry sheltered outdoor space. Your star can be white, cream, silver, or dark red, but contact Barb by November 13th if you want a color other than silver.

Kits for additional ornaments that would make wonderful presents are available in the Folk School gift shop.

About the instructor: Barb Jones started making drawings, designs and models in high school. Since retiring to Ely in 2008 she has also made log furniture, wooden clocks and kinetic sculptures. She has 40+ years of experience  teaching physics in London, Minnesota and California, grade school to grad school. Her beautiful designs have filled the Foik School and students' homes with color and light.

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Whole Needle Pine Needle Basketry

$70

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 12 pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $25

This class is a beginner level pine needle basketry class with an advanced twist. Using the entire pine needle, this technique keeps the sheath of the pine needles intact and uses them as an enhancement and part of the design.Each student will be given everything necessary to complete a 4-5" basket, including a pre-drilled wooden basket center.  It is a fun, low-key class.  You'll leave with the skills to let your imagination run wild and create beautiful baskets using many different things as your basket center. 

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. 

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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Whole Needle Pine Needle Basketry

$70

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 10 am

Thursday, December 6, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $25

This class is a beginner level pine needle basketry class with an advanced twist. Using the entire pine needle, this technique keeps the sheath of the pine needles intact and uses them as an enhancement and part of the design.Each student will be given everything necessary to complete a 4-5" basket, including a pre-drilled wooden basket center.  It is a fun, low-key class.  You'll leave with the skills to let your imagination run wild and create beautiful baskets using many different things as your basket center. 

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. 

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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