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Art of Felt Rug Making

Felted rug
This photo is an example only of the patterns that may be created
This photo is an example only of the patterns that may be created

Course Overview

Have you made felt before and found yourself frustrated with the design?  The colors became muted and soft, the easily identifiable bird became a cloud?  This is a class for those who have worked with felt and want to focus on the details of design.  First, we will examine the detailed craftsmanship of felters from Kyrgyzstan, and then apply their techniques to create a series of samples. You will also draw and sketch design ideas, create templates, and put it all together as you make two small rugs. Students should understand the felt-making process and know how to lay out wool, wet down, and full felt on their own.


Fri, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 13+
Registration Cost: $320.00
Includes materials fee of $65.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • two bath towels (not huge)
  • apron
  • bowl (to hold soapy water)
  • colored pencils
  • fabric scissors
  • notebook (for sketching and notes)

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.