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Felting Bags with Integrated Details

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Course Overview

Felting a bag is making a hollow item. The felting technique is basically the same for any hollow item whether it is meant to be a hat or a tea cosy – or a bag. Then come the details: Bags can be designed with pockets, lids, and straps in many ways; and they can be attached or integrated in the felt. It is useful to consider the use of your bag when designing the size, the shape, the details and the durability. The color, too, is an important consideration for your design. You can mix colors when felting in so many ways. In this class, working with guest instructor Mette Østman from Denmark, you can make one or more bags and you’ll learn how to design and calculate for other bags in future projects of your own.

Your instructor will bring a number of leather straps and buttons/locks for students to buy.

Materials Fee

  • A materials fee of $55-90, depending on project choices, will be due at the conclusion of class.

Required Tools 

  • Towels of any size. Preferably old ones since they can be torn in smaller pieces if necessary. 
  • An apron 

Optional Tools

  • If you have any felting tools, such as a palm washboard or felting mouse that you have experienced being useful, please bring that.
  • Feel free to bring if you have felting wool or inspirational fibers for decoration.
  • A worn pillow case, a piece of bed sheet, or tea towels can be useful, too.

Session Information

This course is part of the 2024 Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday on Friday, February 16, a day-long conference that features speakers, demonstrations, and community gatherings for anyone interested in fiber! Full schedule online January 2024.


Tue, Feb 13th, 2024  –  Thu, Feb 15th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $345.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mette Østman
Mette Østman
Odense, Denmark

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Felting Bags with Integrated Details