The website alone will make you want to pack your bags and set off to make something.
“Creativity as a way of life” is the tagline of this idyllic workshop.
Less of a learning environment and more of a creative, collaborative wilderness getaway, Cabin-Time is for self-motivated makers looking to unplug.
Nestled on the shore of Lake Superior, the school’s setting is too small to accommodate housing, though a campsite within walking distance maintains its camp-like feel.
Lisa Butterworth Lisa Butterworth is a writer and editor soaking up the eternal sunshine in Los Angeles.
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Inspired by the folk schools long popular in the rural countrysides of Denmark and Sweden, this year-round mountainside creative haven opened in 1925 as a means of preserving the traditional crafts of Appalachia.
You’ll find a mix of the customary skills of the old South (blacksmithing, quilting, homesteading) along with more contemporary subjects (photography, screenprinting).
Cooking, calligraphy, and even storytelling are also on the schedule.
Held at an actual campsite replete with rustic cottages on the shores of New Hampshire’s Lake Squam, this camp’s four-day retreats in the fall and spring are as much about relaxing as they are about learning.
Each day offers a variety of classes (knitting, embroidery, jewelry-making, writing) taught by some of the Internet’s most beloved crafters (Kayte Terry, Christine Chitnis, Jessica Marquez), but if you simply want to float in the lake, that’s cool too.
Rather than offering a full schedule of different classes, each camp is led by one person focusing on a single skill.
The offerings sound absolutely dreamy — sketching with Camilla Engman in Sweden; food styling and photography with Cannelle et Vanille’s Aran Goyoaga in Whistler, BC; travel writing in Hawaii with author Rolf Potts.
Details about upcoming camps that are open for registration can be found by clicking on the above links or via the Main Menu.