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August 2020

Silk Art Quilting: Using the Previous Day’s Painting

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

Instructor: Martha Kotter, 2019 Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence. Use your silk painting from the previous class “Silk Painting from Nature” to make a quilted hanging .  They will learn about hand quilting and making embellishments.  Although you will will not finish during class, you will leave knowing needed finishing techniques. No quilting experience is necessary. Bring your own scissors and a lunch.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, August 14 in…

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September 2020

Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 1

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$44

Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will teach by example beginning techniques of traditional blacksmithing, including how to manage and work a coal fired forge,  while safely using tongs and hammers to shape your own hand-forged S hooks and Drive Hooks.  Each participant will take home four finished hooks. No prior experience necessary.  Open to ages 10 and up with adult supervision. You must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and closed toe shoes. All other safety equipment…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 2

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$47

  Instructors: Payne Ann and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks. Take your skills to the next level and create a hand forged steel trivet with copper rivets. Learn how taper, punch and drift holes, and rivet your trivet together. Each participant will take home one completed trivet. Open to students 10 years (with accompanying adult) and older who have successfully completed the beginning class or have prior blacksmithing experience. You must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and closed toe shoes.…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 3

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$47

Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will teach you how to apply your blacksmithing skills to thicker metal and learn to make a fire poker.  You will learn how to efficiently taper thick stock, fold the metal, forge weld it and create decorative reverse twists.  You will forge your own fire poker to pass down through the generations. Students age 10 (with an accompanying adult) and older who have taken the first two classes or have prior blacksmithing…

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Finnish Nalbinding: Day 1 of 2

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$90

Instructor: Donna Kallner. Learn a Finnish folk art tradition for stitching yarn using your thumb as a gauge to make thick, warm wearables like hats mittens and slippers. This technique is worked with a single long wooden needle. You seldom need to count stitches or follow a pattern as you stitch, and the structure is so stable that your stitches can’t unravel. Older than knitting not crochet, perfect handwork for traveling.   A minimum of 5 students need to be…

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Finnish Nalbinding: Day 2 of 2

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Instructor: Donna Kallner. Learn a Finnish folk art tradition for stitching yarn using your thumb as a gauge to make thick, warm wearables like hats mittens and slippers. This technique is worked with a single long wooden needle. You seldom need to count stitches or follow a pattern as you stitch, and the structure is so stable that your stitches can’t unravel. Older than knitting not crochet, perfect handwork for traveling. See Day 1 for class fee.   A minimum…

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