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empowering women & non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft

Upcoming events

    • 02 February 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom
    Register

    No space for a lathe? No problem! Sit back and watch Daej Hamilton show us how she creates bowls through the art of power carving.  Bring a notebook, as she will be sharing the tips, tricks, dos, and don’ts of power carving a bowl.



    About Daej in her own words:

    "I started woodworking in the 6th grade. Growing up in Toronto, I didn’t know any woodworkers who looked like me. I’m really grateful for the teachers and my mom who pushed me to keep going. As I continued woodworking throughout the years, I understood how important representation was. This caused me to build up the courage to start my own studio practice and evolve so much so that I’m able to share my skills with others."

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $5-$50 demo:

    Instructor receives $150

    Admin receives $75

    Website/zoom subscription $45

    goal=$270



    • 09 February 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom
    • 2
    Register

    In this version of Woodblock Printmaking 101, students will learn the basics of Western-style block carving and printing with minimal tools at home, and make a set of prints/cards/stationery. We will learn about how to think in relief (carving around the lines/areas to be printed, and the mirror-image effect of printing), utilize wood grain in design, how to transfer designs to a block, the techniques and different effects of the five basic carving tools (which have parallels in other woodworking), and how to handle ink and paper and methods for printing using tools you have at home (rather than a press).

    We will print in black, but go over how to add color to your work. Resources will be available for further projects with your block and other simple materials. To maximize the time we have for carving questions, please prepare a 4x6 design (landscape or portrait orientation) for your block in advance. A design on paper can be transferred to the block so that the print will be the same orientation as the paper drawing, so any lettering in your design should be right-reading.

    This course has 4 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $20. Fireweed  believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.

    Course materials include: ink tube (1 per student), printmaking quality cards and envelopes, newsprint for proofs, shina plywood block 4x6, pencil, power grip carving tool rental and brayer tool rental.

    Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $23.50. (covers to & from priority shipping). 

    Taught by Jessie

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $45 class:

    Instructor receives $12.50

    Admin receives $9.50

    Tool purchases/upkeep  $11.25

    Website/zoom subscription $11.75


    Materials cost breakdown $20:

    $5 woodblock

    $5 tube of water soluble printmaking ink

    $.50 sheets of newsprint

    $5.50 printmaking quality card stock & other acid free paper

    $4 time in assembling materials, tearing paper to size etc.


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.

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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 




    • 16 February 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ZOOM
    • 12
    Register

    Learn how to carve a Dala horse using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We grain direction, knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. Please note: we will not be painting these horses.

    Please wear pants and close toed shoes (even in your own home). Set up in a sweepable area, we are going to make some wood chips!

    This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 12 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

    This course has 4 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15 + tool purchase if you don't own the tools $37. Fireweed  believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration  will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.

    Course materials include: dala horse blank

    Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping for an additional $8.70. (covers  priority shipping). 

    Taught by Jess

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $35 class:

    Instructor receives $12.50

    Admin receives $10

    Website/zoom subscription $12.50


    Materials cost breakdown $10:

    Wood $5

    Prep time $5 


    Tool break down:

    Sloyd knife: $25

    Gloves: $10


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 


    • 23 February 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close toed shoes (even in your own home). Set up in a sweepable area, we are going to make some wood chips!

    This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 12 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

    This course has 4 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15. Fireweed  believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration  will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.

    Course materials include: spoon blank, straight knife & hook knife rental, finishing kit, and cut proof glove rental. Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $18.00. (covers to & from priority shipping). 

    Taught by Jess

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $45 class:

    Instructor receives $20

    Admin receives $5

    Tool purchases/upkeep  $10

    Website/zoom subscription $10


    Materials cost breakdown $15:

    Sandpaper $1.00

    Oil $1.50

    Jars $1.00

    Baggies $.50

    Prep time $11 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 


Past events

17 December 2020 Introduction to Chip Carving for Women and Non-binary Makers that are comfortable with a femme centered space
12 December 2020 VIRTUAL Wooden Earrings Demo (For Women & Non-binary folks comfortable with a femme centered space)
10 December 2020 VIRTUAL Spoon Carving (for women + marginalized genders that are comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
05 December 2020 Shrink Box Class (for women + marginalized genders that are comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
19 November 2020 Getting into the Trades- A panel discussion
15 November 2020 VIRTUAL Decorative Carving Demo with Ouida Vincent (For women and marginalized genders who are comfortable in femme oriented spaces)
07 November 2020 BIPOC Power Tools 101 (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
07 November 2020 Power Tools 101 (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
21 October 2020 Introduction to Chip Carving for Women and Non-binary Carvers
07 June 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning 201 (for women + non-binary makers)
20 May 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers)
16 May 2020 CANCELLED BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
15 May 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers)
13 May 2020 VIRTUAL Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
13 May 2020 Virtual Spoon Carving
10 May 2020 CANCELLED Virtual Wood Block Carving - Mother' Day Edition (for women + non-binary makers)
09 May 2020 CANCELLED Picture Frames (For Women & Non-binary Makers)
09 May 2020 CANCELLED Bandsaw Hair Pins & Hair Sticks (for Women & Non-binary Makers)
07 May 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
21 April 2020 VIRTUAL Advanced Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
17 April 2020 CANCELLED Build A Viking Era Loom (all genders/no genders)
14 April 2020 VIRTUAL Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
11 April 2020 CANCELLED Be Your Own Handyperson: Kitchen Renovation
08 April 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
07 April 2020 CANCELLED- Birch Bark Bangle (for women & non-binary makers)
04 April 2020 VIRTUAL-Garden Cold Frame
03 April 2020 VIRTUAL- Garden Cold Frame
02 April 2020 CANCELLED Build A Side Table (for women + non-binary makers)
01 April 2020 CANCELLED-BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
25 March 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
21 March 2020 Postponed Kolrosing: Next Level! (all gender/no gender)
21 March 2020 POSTPONED Kolrosing Basics (All gender/no gender)
14 March 2020 Be Your Own Handyperson: TRIM 101 (for women and non-binary makers)
13 March 2020 Make A Date with the Table Saw (women + non-binary folks)
11 March 2020 Hook Knife Sheath for Spoon Carvers (all gender/no gender)
29 February 2020 Bandsaw Hair Pins & Hair Sticks (for Women & Non-binary Makers)
22 February 2020 Butterfly Joint Tea Tray (all gender/no gender)
16 February 2020 Dala Horse Carving (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
15 February 2020 BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
14 February 2020 Who Cares about Valentine's Day Craft Hang (for women + non-binary makers)
13 February 2020 Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
12 February 2020 Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
08 February 2020 Dala Horse Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
06 February 2020 Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
05 February 2020 Post and Rung Stool (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
03 February 2020 Valentine-Palentine Print Making Class (For Women + Non-binary Makers)

About the shop

Fireweed Community Woodshop (formerly Women's Woodshop) empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft.   We offer classes, community events, and more.

Contacts

info@womenswoodshop.com

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