Raw Felted Fleece Tutorial:
NEW! Skinnfell classes! If you would like to learn more about traditional Norwegian Skinnfell techniques and try your hand at wood block printing on tanned sheepskins, this is your opportunity to do so in a small class here in my Ogilvie, MN studio. We can do a half day Chair Pad class, a full day bench cover class, or a two day chair cover, couch throw, baby pouch class. You will probably have to finish stitching on your own at home, but I will guide you through the process of cutting the hide and stitching the seams. I will go over the meaning of the symbols and the traditional use for these beautiful handcrafted skins.
I have listed the 2022 classes on my schedule below. Stay tuned for updates. Also, I will resume class sessions at my studio for vaccinated students.
If you are interested in coming to my studio for a class, or scheduling me to teach at your venue, just email me and we can set something up that works for both our schedules. I can open my studio classes up to the public or do individual sessions.
Introduction to Skinnfell: Chair Pad or Wallhanging, May 12, 2022, at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN.
Small Raw Felted Fleece, June 25, 2022, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN
I love to share the magic and fun of felting with others. I have taught hundreds of students over the past decade. I never tire of seeing the students' enthusiasm when they create a piece using their own sense of color and style.
Come visit the farm, see the sheep, have some great home-cooked food, and felt a project!
Raw Felted Fleece or Chair Pad/Pillow Top
Recent classes:Botanical printed Nunofelt Tunic,
February 15-17, 2020, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
|Kettle-dyed Tunic before botanical printing.|
Raw Felted Fleece Chair Pad or Pillow Top,
Nov. 9, 2019, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Raw Felted Fleece, September 21-22, 2019, Manchester, MD
Raw Felted Fleece, July 20-21, 2019, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
Raw Felted Fleece, August 17-18, 2019, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN
Raw Felted Fleece, June 22-23, 2019, Hanover. PA
Knitting with Longwool Locks, May 11, 2019 Shepherds Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival, Lake Elmo, MN
Cobweb Felt Lampshade, February 15, 2019, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
Raw Felted Fleece, October 5-6, 2018, Hanover. PA
|Thirteen gorgeous fleeces completed over this weekend. So cool!|
|Evaluating the fleeces before we got started with the felting.|
Sheep Locks Hoodie, June 21-22, 2018, Midwest Felting Symposium, Madison, WI
Check the MFS website for more photos. It was a great time!
Raw Felted Fleece, July 21-22, 2018, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
Eco-printed Nunofelt Floor Lampshade, Feb. 17-18, 2018, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN.
Raw Felted Fleece, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 2017, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
Cobweb Felt Floor Lamp, September 10, 2017, Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.