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Northern Fibers Retreat


Feb 13, 2019 to Feb 17, 2019
09:00 AM until 05:00 PM


Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community gatherings and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guests artisans. North House is happy to collaborate with the Northwoods Fiber Guild to bring you more than two dozen course options: build your own wooly adventure spinning, knitting, felting, sewing, beading and more.

Featured Instructor Karin Flatøy Svarstad of Kalvåg, Norway

We’re expecting that Featured Guest Instructor and wool expert Karin Flatøy Svarstad of Kalvåg, Norway should have no problem knowing what to pack for her visit to Northern Minnesota in February. Lots of wool! Karin has been researching and working with the wool of the North Atlantic Sea for more than forty years. She focuses on the native sheep of the area dispersed throughout Norway, Shetland, Orkney, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Man during the Viking Era. During her visit over the Northern Fibers Retreat, she will teach two courses in felting: Felting Exploration: Sculptural Felting and Felting: Creative Hats & Bags. Karin will give a public talk in the evening on Saturday, February 16.

See the full schedule of events online at www.northhouse.org




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500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN

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