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Fiber Art

Introduction to Felt-Making

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Course Overview

Felt is a durable and beautiful fabric that has provided people with hats, boots, bags, rugs, even walls for their homes.  It is a simple process of working with wool, water, soap, and agitation and once you understand the basics the sky is the limit. This class will introduce you to all you need to know to begin making your own felt at home.

We will cover tools and materials needed, how to choose wool for projects, and make a handful of samples along the way so you feel confident in your new skills. After the first class you will also have the option to go home with the tools needed to practice making felt in between sessions. 

This is a community class meant for Cook County residents. As such, the listed price of this class already has the local discount applied.  There will not be an additonal local discount applied.

Physical Ability/Skills Needed

We will be shrinking the wool by hand, so please come prepared to stand for a couple of hours and be physically engaged in your project.

Required Tools

  • One hand towel and one small bath towel

Optional Tools

  • A mixing bowl

Materials Fee

  • $20-$35 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. Please bring cash or check.


Wed, Jan 11th, 2023  –  Wed, Jan 18th, 2023

This course has been cancelled. We offer our deepest apologies.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Hours: 6-8:30 each session, January 11 & 18
Tuition: $65.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mary Sannerud
Mary Sannerud
Grand Marais, MN

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Introduction to Felt-Making