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Fiber Arts

Felt is the oldest known fabric used by man. That stands to figure… felt is so easy to make, it was probably first discovered by accident. The recipe for felt, after all, is wool, moisture and agitation. Picture lining a sandal or shoe with raw wool to act as a cushion. Now picture walking around […]

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This past weekend, instructor Alice Russell taught a Quilting class. She brought some samples of her quilting, including this beautiful quilt she recently created for the Quilts of Valor Foundation​ which provides quilts to heal and comfort our service members and veterans. We think that’s pretty awesome! Go Alice!

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Hats Off to Fiber Arts

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 4, 2015

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

Functional and stylish, hats keep our heads warm and allow us to express our inner creativity. There are so many styles and materials to consider… just ask Chad in the Dining Hall! We offer several Fiber Arts classes that focus on creating and embellishing hats. Try your hand at making both practical and fanciful hats these head-topping […]

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Audrey Hiers Featured in McCall’s Quilting

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 27, 2015

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

A big congratulations to Folk School instructor, Audrey Hiers, for her American Wildflowers quilt, featured in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015 issue! Read my interview with Audrey from November 2014. And consider Audrey’s upcoming class: “Crazy Dazies” – Tilt and ‘Qué! March 15-20, 2015 Explore a simple way of tilting blocks for an asymmetrical and lively look to your […]

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Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]

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