Family Weekend at North House Folk School

Date: October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Time: All Day

Location: North House Folk School

Event Description

Spend a relaxing and fun weekend with your family here at North House! Family Weekend includes course offerings specifically for kids, courses for kids and adults together, and coursework just for adults. Take a class during the day, and then join us in the evening for family oriented activities.

Contra Dance hosted by Over the Waterfall
Friday, Oct 19, 7pm

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Live Craft Demonstrations!
Friday 9-1: Sweet grass basketry with Kirsten
Friday 1-5: Birch bark weaving with Lauren
Saturday 9-1: Weaving Wild Botanical Wreaths with Sam
Saturday 1-5: Woodcarving with Anne

Friday and Saturday 10-4: Weaving Water
Weaving Water is a new public art project by Minnesota artist Sarah Nassif exploring the intersections of water, weaving, and community. Take part in an experimental dyeing and weaving session, try out natural dyeing to create weft material. Feel free to bring cloth from home to cut into strips for dyeing and weaving. White or neutral colors are best, for example old t-shirts, tea towels, pillowcases, or sheets.
Sarah Nassif is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Community Felted Rug Project
Friday October 19th, 9-4
Saturday October 20th, 9-4
The art of felt-making requires both a soft and firm hand. Friday we will be using a soft touch to begin the process of laying out and attaching the design. It is with our gentle coaxing as we sprinkle water and walk on the wool that the layers will begin to hold together. Truly magic. Come all day or stay for an hour.
Saturday we will work on the final stages of the felt-making process, standing arm in arm, 7 or 8 across and kicking the roll of felt together in rhythm. It is this agitation that will bring the fibers together to hold strong. As they say in Kyrgyzstan- as the felt comes together, so do the people. Everyone welcome!

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PLUS kid-friendly coursework!

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