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2012 4th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest

2012 4th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest

  Don’t miss the 4th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest in Mt. Iron, Minnesota this coming Saturday, April 20, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. What is the Iron Range Earth Fest? Earth Fest is a celebration of local traditions and practical resources for sustainable living on the Iron Range of Northeastern Minnesota. Get all the details here from the 4th Annual Iron Range […]

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"Sugar on Snow" Celebration in Beaver Bay, Minnesota

"Sugar on Snow" Celebration in Beaver Bay, Minnesota

Join all the fun and merriment this weekend, Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Beaver Bay, Minnesota at the 5th annual “Sugar on Snow” Colonial Williamsburg Winter Celebration! All the action takes place in and around the Community Center in Beaver Bay, Minnesota along the North Shore of Lake Superior, north of Duluth and south of Grand Marais, from 12noon-8pm on Friday […]

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Gathering Cattails for Hand-twisted Rush Class

Gathering Cattails for Hand-twisted Rush Class

A couple of weeks ago I went out gathering cattail leaves from the road ditches to be used next year in the chair seat rush weaving class I’m teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina on June 29-July 5, 2008. See the Events Calendar on WickerWoman.com for a descriptive listing and pictures. All the cattail leaves are spread out over […]

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Hand-twisted Bulrush Seatweaving Class in 2008!

Hand-twisted Bulrush Seatweaving Class in 2008!

This picture is of Cheryl Winter, weaving a hand-twisted bulrush seat at a class I taught at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN in February of this year. Just got done talking with another folk school, the John C. Campbell Folk School and we’ve scheduled a two-day class for the hand-twisted bulrush or cattail leaf seatweaving class during the week of June 29-July […]

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Cattail Rush Seatweaving Class

Cattail Rush Seatweaving Class

The rarely taught hand-twisted cattail leaf rush class took place on the North House Folk School campus on February 3 & 4, 2007, so the campus looked a bit different from the one posted above! That picture was taken in the summertime and we were there in the middle of winter but at least you can appreciate the beauty of the campus situated on the […]

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Hand-twisted cattail leaf or bulrush class

Hand-twisted cattail leaf or bulrush class

I will be teaching a hand-twisted bulrush or cattail leaf chair seat class on February 3 & 4th at Minnesota’s only folk school — North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. There’s still time to sign up and learn this nearly lost art technique of chair seat weaving. Bring your own post-and-rail chair to work on that is not in need of repair or […]

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Weaving a bulrush seat Norwegian chair

Weaving a bulrush seat Norwegian chair

So much has been said lately on our Seatweaving and Wicker Repair Discussion Board about weaving a natural bulrush or cattail chair seat, that I wanted to show an example of a recently completed hand-twisted bulrush chair seat I did. Here I am in my not-quite-finished weaving studio, starting on the seat, using the hand-twisted rush weaving technique with natural bulrush material.  Please excuse the blue […]

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