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Cultural Center continues its Folk School classes

Published 10:07am Thursday, March 6, 2014 Updated 12:08pm Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills will continue its Folk School classes in New York Mills on Thursday and Saturday, with the following:

• How to grow small fruits and berries in Minnesota is the subject of a free class at 6 p.m. tonight, at the Cultural Center in New York Mills.

Taught by CSA grower and master gardener Kathy Connell, this class includes information about how to select varieties, disease and pest controls, planting and care.

Class is sponsored by the Cultural Center in New York Mills through its Continental Divide Folk School.

Class location is the gallery of the Cultural Center on 24 Main Avenue North in New York Mills.

• The first of two wool spinning classes will be taught by Bruce Engebretson, master spinner and weaver from Osage, this Saturday and March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, also at the Cultural Center gallery on main street.

The class includes information about wool, carding the wool in preparation for spinning, dyes and using natural colored wool.

There is a charge of $20 for each of the two classes which are designed to introduce new spinners to the art and help active spinners improve their skills.

There will be extra wheels available for anyone who doesn’t have a wheel but bring your own wheel if you have one.

Also, if you have wool cards, please bring them as well.  Wool for spinning is included in the cost of the class.

More information about these and other classes of the Continental Divide Folk School is available on the Cultural Center website, www.kulcher.org

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