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Mary Reichert

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mary Reichert

Mary’s grandmother loved all things weaving. In an effort to keep the thread going she began to learn in her early twenties but found herself distracted by the beauty of Central Asian felted rugs and clothing. This woke up a curiosity to learn both the art and culture surrounding felt and she soon found herself living in Kyrgyzstan for three months with a family of felt-makers.  She has since been back twice, most recently to learn the art of making Shyrdak. She is especially interested in creating felt that evokes a similar spirit of beauty and wonder as that which first inspired her. Having grown up without ever learning to create with her hands, she is dedicated to teaching others to wake up this capacity. She works from her home studio in Grand Marais, MN.

Current Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

3 Days
Teaser image for Nomadic Felts: Rugs

Nomadic Felts: Rugs

In this class students will begin by traveling to Kyrgyzstan through pictures and stories.  We will discover how felt is used and why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and will fill yourselves with inspiration!  We will then get our own hands into the…
Fri, Sep 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
Instructor: Mary Reichert

Past Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

Art of Felt Rug Making

Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Felted Bags

Felted Baskets

Felted Rugs