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Felting Exploration: Sculptural Felting

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Course Overview

Felting is based on three main principles: flat, sculptural and open form. Featured international guest instructor Karin Flatøy Svarstad will explore all three of these techniques in this three day workshop, using birds as inspiration, though students will be free to take inspiration from whatever forms they like. Karin is well known for her extensive knowledge of the native sheep breeds of the North Atlantic. This workshop will not only be in felting techniques, but allow time to look at different qualities of wool and discover the rich, centuries old wool traditions of Viking heritage. Karin will discuss about the native sheep around the North Atlantic Sea and their wool.  Students will make a variety of sculptural and flat felt works using several colors and varieties of wool and experiment with finishing the felting by cutting into the work to create colorful three dimensional surfaces. This course promises to offer the best of North House: high quality instruction, deep exploration of cultural history, and naturally, community and camaraderie through creative expression.


Tue, Feb 12th, 2019  –  Thu, Feb 14th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $300.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($40 and up)


You will need the following tools for this class:

2 bath towels

pen, paper and notetaking supplies

a few medium tick felting needles (available in school store)

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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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karin Flatøy Svarstad
Karin Flatøy Svarstad
Kalvåg, Norway

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Felting Exploration: Sculptural Felting - 2/12/2019