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Shoe Making Never “Felt” So Good

by Cory Marie Podielski on December 30, 2014

in Featured Classes, Unique Offerings

We are kicking off our 2015 year with many great classes including Handmade Felt Shoes & Boots with Kay Patterson and Peggy Patrick (January 4-10). We love to see the wild, colorful and creative shoes that come out of this popular class. Each student will make a pair of cozy, custom-fit felt shoes or boots. Use wet-feltmaking techniques […]


Folk Art embraces a strong tradition of using everyday, readily available materials to build aesthetically beautiful, yet functional art: textiles, tools, and craft pieces made from the things we have, can forage, or acquire. Up-cycling, reuse, and recycling have captured our local and national attention. Reduce your carbon footprint and make a treasure to cherish […]

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