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Fiber Arts

Weaving Linen Handtowels
Marian Dahlberg from Väva! Veve! Registration full, please join the waitlist!
Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 8:30-4:30
$135 DAI members ($165 non-DAI members)
Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild studio at the Depot

Registration deadline September 5th

Väva! Veve! studio specializes in heirloom quality, eco-friendly linen textiles. Weaving on vintage floor looms in a small Minnesotan studio, Dahlberg explains that weaving linen doesn't have to be scary or frustrating! You’ll gain a NEW understanding of linen and its capabilities while reducing your fear of using it to weave. Learn tricks to handle linen yarn and how to achieve the classic center stripe and Dahlberg’s signature hanging tab. Materials provided by Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild for one 24x24” hand towel using 16/2 wet-spun line linen. Participants warp Fiber Guild looms at the Depot Studio prior to workshop.

Beginning Floor Loom Weaving
Erin Endsley and Barb Dwinell
Thursdays 6-9pm Oct 18, 25 and Nov 1
Saturdays 9am-12pm Oct 20 and 27
$100 ($125 non-members)+ $15 supply fee paid to instructor

Learn how to prepare and warp the loom, and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project.

$10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition

Art, Naturally
Hartley Nature Center 

Immerse yourself in nature to connect with your creative side. Local artists lead one evening painting, felting, and sketching classes at Hartley Nature Center. All materials and one beverage included. Class tuition includes a non-refundable $5 registration fee.


Monday, September 24 | 7-9:30pm Karen Savage Blue, Painting under the full moon
Karen Savage Blue grew up roaming the fields of Hartley and is excited to share this natural sanctuary with participants of all levels. Paint with an award-winning artist whilst sipping a beverage under the full moon. All supplies and one beverage included.

Friday, November 16 | 6-8:30: Adam Swanson, Painting in the Yurt

Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Paint a unique work of art under guided instruction that provides structure for the beginning artist yet room to experiment for the more experienced. All supplies and one beverage included.

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 6-8:30:  Mary Reichert, felting 
Felt is an incredibly versatile fabric, everything from the slippers on your feet to the house you live in can be made from felt!  In this evening course we will learn the basics as we make a set of coasters or trivets and begin to understand, hands on, why wool has been so valued throughout the centuries.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6-8:30: Susanna Gaunt, nature sketching and collage 





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