Caning Class Success at North House!

The three day chair caning class at North House Folk School started out kinda slow, because of necessary frame repairs, but the gals went home nearly finished with their projects. They each left with only part of the binder cord to finish, but had the knowledge, materials and instruction sheets to complete at home. Remember those chair frame repairs we needed to make? Here’s a couple shots from the inside rail where we reglued and… [Continue Reading]

Chair Caning Class at NHFS last day

This is the last day of the chair caning classes at North House Folk School in Grand Marais and the temperature was again pretty cold at 14 degrees. But the sun is shining brightly again and it’s glorious up here on the North Shore of Lake Superior! The students have really been working well and should be finished with their cane chair seats by the end of class today. Look what all they’ve done so… [Continue Reading]

2014 Chair Caning Class at North House

The chair caning class here at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN yesterday got started with a bit of minor chair repair to the frames before we could actually begin the weaving process. On the Lincoln rocker we opened the crack on the front rail as much as possible, applied glue, and clamped to dry for a while. Then we applied three screws between the holes, attached from the back side of the… [Continue Reading]

Antler Basket Class Results

Yesterday the gals finished their baskets for the most part, and if not completely done, at least had the knowledge and materials to finish up at home. They all did a great job and each was distinctly different from the others. Here they are still in the process of weaving, but getting there! Temperature this morning at Grand Marais, MN harbor is at 27 degrees and overcast. The seagulls were again my alarm clock as… [Continue Reading]

Antler Basket Class NHFS Wrapping Up

The view of the Lake Superior harbor from the upper Fish House (where the teachers stay), windows is beautiful again today, but with pretty sunshine! Last day of the 2 1/2 day antler basket class starts pretty soon. The seagulls make their early loud appearance walking around on the roof of the Fish House around 6am. So if my alarm wasn’t already set for that time to get up, they would let me know it’s… [Continue Reading]

Antler Basket Class–Day Two

drilling antlers NH 2014

Second day of the wall pocket antler basket class at North House Folk School begins today. The students are anxious to get started weaving the main body of their baskets after drilling the antlers and setting up the ribs or framework yesterday.   It’s again overcast and cloudy, with the temperature at 30 degrees this morning, but the harbor in Grand Marais is beautiful none the less. We have a small, intimate antler basket class… [Continue Reading]