These are events from the 2019 Ely Winter Festival.  As we start adding events to the 2020 Festival, the calendar will switch over to 2020.  Thanks for your interest in the Ely Winter Festival!
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Carving a Diamond Willow Walking Stick Intro

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Learn how to carve correctly and bring out the elusive beauty of diamond willow while making a beautiful walking stick. Instruction will including information about the best tools to use, tool maintenance, safety techniques and finishing methods.

You will not be charged a materials fee if you provide your own diamond willow.

Ken is also offering an advanced class [] from 1:30 to 3:30 on Sunday for students to deepen their skills and their carving. Students are also welcome who have been carving on their own and would like to improve their skills.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: KEN BAASI has been studying and practicing carving for years and loves revealing diamond willow’s beauty. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills and wishes to inspire people who are genuinely interested.

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Feb 10 2019


Date: February 10
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $50
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Ely Folk School

209 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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Ely Folk School
Phone: 218-235-0138
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