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Luminaries and Bowls: 3-D Sculptural and Nuno Felting

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Course Overview


Become a better wet felter in this class by sculpting two very different items with the same resist. A durable bowl/vessel and a thin luminary vessel have a similar beginning, wool carefully laid out over a round, flat resist and then wet felted to create a three dimensional item. How heavy the wool is laid out, the type of wool and how you finish it by fully felting it will determine whether it is something sturdy enough to hold things or light enough to be illuminated. Students will make a durable bowl using a coarse wool mixed with merino. For a second luminary, class will use a finer wool roving mixed with a layer of silk fabric for a smooth transparent surface, finished with a stiffener, if necessary. Each student will practice laying out wool for a very even, thin and consistent surface, choose your colors, consider your design, and then felt, felt, felt. You will learn how to shape a 3-d object, add a silk layer for strength and luminosity, stretch, shrink, sculpt and avoid visible seams. 

Some 3-d wet felting experience is helpful, but not required.

Students age 15+ may register for this course. Youth ages 10+ may attend if accompanied by an adult. Adult/child pairs will complete two projects and pay two materials fees. A 25% tuition discount applies to the youth registrant when registering with a full paying adult; call to register.

Required Tools

  • Two large towels
  • A bag to carry home wet supplies
  • Comfortable shoes for standing 

Optional Tools

  • If you'd like to use your own wool, you may bring it and we will test its suitability for the project. If you have any silk scarves, old chiffon scarves or interesting fibers you would like to add to the project, please bring them. 


Sat, Dec 14th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $105.00
Materials fee: $50.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Elise Kyllo
Elise Kyllo
Grand Marais, MN

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Luminaries and Bowls: 3-D Sculptural and Nuno Felting