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Elise Kyllo

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

Elise is a gardener and visual artist. She finds balance in the urban chaos by engaging the seasons. In the summer, she is usually outdoors in somebody’s garden; in the cold months, she is making art. The simplicity and endless possibilities of working with wool intrigue her, especially creating felted creatures inspired by her experiences as a painter and printmaker. “I can’t think of a more meditative, pure, and organic medium than working with wool and water and reusing old socks.”

Current Courses Offered by Elise Kyllo

1 Day
Teaser image for Felt a Seat Cozy for the Whole Family

Felt a Seat Cozy for the Whole Family

Those of us in the rocky, Northern climes know that the world is a cold hard place. Luckily there’s a felted solution: the wool seat cozy. Add a beautiful and warm wooly cushion to your favorite chair, car seat, canoe, sporting event, dinner table or take it with you and…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
5 Days
Teaser image for Summer Camp - Adventurous Felting: Make your own slippers

Summer Camp - Adventurous Felting: Make your own slippers

Embark on an adventure into the world of making felt as you learn to prepare wool, try your hand at dyeing beautiful colors, and get a chance to make wearable projects by felting. Explore colors, textures, design and more! You’ll leave with new awesome felted slippers and a couple other…
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
5 Days
Teaser image for Summer Camp - Fairytale Felting!

Summer Camp - Fairytale Felting!

Bring your biggest imagination, your excitement for tall tales, and your readiness to be creative together in this camp. You’ll get to build a wooden box and then create a scene from a favorite story to show inside. Learn the fun new skills of needle felting, wet felting, and making…
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo

Past Courses Offered by Elise Kyllo

Family Class - Wooly Worlds: Felted Dioramas

Felt a Seat Cozy

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Felting for Animals

Felting for the Kitchen

Felting Introduction

Hand Puppets and Oven Mitts

Needle Felting for Repair or Embellishment

No-Knit Felted Hats

Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

Tomtens and Holiday Ornaments

Wet Felting to Keep you Warm: Hats, Slippers, & Mittens

Wool: The (Really) Full Experience--Dyeing, Felting, Spinning & Warp-Weighted Looms

Wool: The Full Experience

Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wooly Tableware: Potholders, Placemats and More