Date: October 10, 2021
9:00 am – 4 pm
Class Registration Fee: $45
Skill Level: Kids ages 7 & up
Thanks to the United Fund of Iowa County, we have a number of scholarships that can be offered to qualifying residents of Iowa County! Guidelines and special registration may be found HERE.
Create any creature you can imagine! Using colorful wool batting and a needle felting tool, you will learn how easy it is to sculpt wool into a character of your imagination. If you don’t know what you want to make we will begin with drawing our ideas in chalk or bring a photo of something that inspires you. You will go home with a new skill and at least one felted creature or many small ones. Other creature kits will be available for purchase.
Elise Kyllo grew up in South Minneapolis but immediately after college she discovered a love for the wilderness while guiding BWCA trips from the end of the Gunflint Trail. This experience ultimately led her back to Grand Marais and to North House Folk School where she has been living the life of an artist, felting instructor, and gardener. Somewhere along the way, wool as an artistic medium entered her life and replaced the paints, clay, and inks, with a desire to create things of beauty and usefulness with wool.
“It’s somewhat of a mystery as to how I fell in love with wool, but undoubtedly it’s the close connection to the land, the sustainability of fiber from sheep, and magically transforming wool into an endless list of things with just water, soap, and patient agitation. Felting is completely intoxicating and never, ever dull. There is joy, playfulness and happy surprises when working with wool, which I love to share with others.”