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Elise Kyllo

Grand Marais, MN
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Elise Kyllo grew up in South Minneapolis, but immediately after college she discovered a love for the wilderness while guiding trips from the end of the Gunflint Trail. This experience ultimately led her back to Grand Marais and North House Folk School became the reason she stayed.  About 12 years ago, wool as an artistic medium entered her life, replacing paints, clay, and inks with a desire to create things of beauty and usefulness. Elise says: “It’s somewhat of a mystery as to how I fell in love with wool, but undoubtedly it’s the close connection to the land, the sustainability of fiber from sheep and the magical transformation of wool into practical and beautiful things requiring little more than water, soap and agitation.  Felting is completely intoxicating and never, ever dull. There is joy, playfulness, and happy surprises when working with wool, which I love to share with others.”

Elise was an Artisan in Residence in North House's Artisan Development Program where she focused on her felting practice.

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Current Courses Offered by Elise Kyllo

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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers, slip-ons, cuffed or boot liners. Using the…
Sat, Nov 23rd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 24th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Felting for the Sauna

Create your own wet felted wool sauna kit for a dreamy, comfortable sauna session. In this class,…
Sat, Dec 7th, 2024  –  Sun, Dec 8th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Hand Puppets and Oven Mitts

Make a playful puppet or a practical oven mitt. The puppet and the oven mitt both begin with a…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2024
1-4pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Luminaries and Bowls: 3-D Sculptural and Nuno Felting

  Become a better wet felter in this class by sculpting two very different items with the same…
Sat, Dec 14th, 2024
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Wool: The Full Experience

Wool is an incredibly versatile, durable, and beautiful fiber that is surprisingly easy to make into…
Fri, May 31st, 2024  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Elise Kyllo, Heidi Quist
Fri, Aug 30th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Elise Kyllo, Heidi Quist

Past Courses Offered by Elise Kyllo

Community Felted Mural Project

Family Class - Wooly Worlds: Felted Dioramas

Felt a Seat Cozy

Felt a Seat Cozy

Felt a Seat Cozy for the Whole Family

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Felted Board Games

Felted Dioramas for Grownups

Felted Holiday Stockings and Ornaments

Felted Shoulder Bag

Felting for Animals

Felting for the Holidays: Online Course

Felting for the Kitchen

Felting for the Kitchen and Home

Felting Introduction

Hand Puppets and Oven Mitts

Luminaries and Bowls: 3-D Sculptural and Nuno Felting Online Course

Needle Felting for Repair or Embellishment

No-Knit Felted Hats

Nuno Felted Scarves and Hats

Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Sculptural Felting

Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

Service Learning: Felt a Seat Cozy

Spring Break Makers Camp!

Spring Felting Sampler: Needle and Wet Felting Online Course

Spring Felting Sampler: Needle and Wet Felting Online Course

Summer Camp - Adventurous Felting: Make your own slippers

Summer Camp - Fairytale Felting!

Three Dimensional Felting - Bowls and Berets: Online Course

Three Dimensional Felting - Bowls and Berets: Online Course

Three-Dimensional Felting

Tomtens and Holiday Ornaments

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

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

Woolly Potholders: Online Course

Wooly Critters: Intro to Felting

Wooly Tableware: Potholders, Placemats and More

Youth Craft Camp: Felting Fun

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