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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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Nuno Felted Scarves and Hats

There is something incredibly enticing about the process of combining silk and wool to create a…
Fri, Mar 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 26th, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Three-Dimensional Felting

Making vessels, bowls, hats or slippers; anything with a hollow center is based on the same…
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
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, Jun 2nd, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2023
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 for the Whole Family

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Felted Board Games

Felted Dioramas for Grownups

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

Needle Felting for Repair or Embellishment

No-Knit Felted Hats

Nuno Felting: Scarves & Wraps

Sculptural Felting: Beyond the Basics

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

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