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Becky Utecht

Ogilvie, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Becky Utecht

Becky raises sheep and makes fiber art, specializing in feltmaking. Using the wool from her flock of Blue-faced Leicester sheep, she creates two- and three-dimensional felt art pieces including wall art, garments, accessories, rugs, and vessels. Felting combines her love of animals and nature with her passion for art. She enjoys teaching and sharing the magic of felting with others. She has studied with renowned feltmakers from many countries. Her felt artwork has been included in fine art shows, wool festivals, and publications including The New York Times and 500 Felt Objects.

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Current Courses Offered by Becky Utecht

3 Days
Teaser image for Botanical Printed Nunofelt Tunic

Botanical Printed Nunofelt Tunic

Create a beautiful very handmade piece of clothing: right down to the fabric design! Students will create a lightweight, drapey, felt tunic using fine wool and two layers of silk. They will dye the tunic and then complete the design by steam printing with leaves and flowers. Students should bring…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Becky Utecht
1½ Days
Teaser image for Raw Felted Fleece:  A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

Unfortunately, traditional sheepskin blankets with a tanned leather back require that the sheep make the ultimate sacrifice. Yet it doesn't have to be so! Instructor Becky Utecht has developed a modern approach to an age-old craft. Using felting techniques, students in this course will start with an unwashed sheep fleece…
Fri, Jul 24th, 2020  –  Sat, Jul 25th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Becky Utecht

Past Courses Offered by Becky Utecht

Cobweb Felt Lampshade

Ecoprinted Nuno Felt Lampshade