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Mary Reichert

Saginaw, MN
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Mary's paternal grandmother loved all things fiber, except felt­ so in good, stubborn fashion she found her way to felt­making and hasn't looked back. Her love of felt has since taken her to Kyrgyzstan where she lived with a family for the winter of 2013 learning both the culture and skills that surround this incredible art. Having grown up without ever learning to spin, weave, cord, sew, or otherwise attempt to cajole the fibers of this world (or anything else for that matter) into beautiful forms, she is now dedicated to teaching others to wake up this capacity in their hands. She is especially interested in creating beautiful felt for everyday living and continues to work and teach classes from her home studio in Saginaw, MN.

Current Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

2 days
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Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Gather a group, add a little water, some wool, and the joy of sharing stories and what do you make? Felt! In this class we are going to focus on working with silk and wool together to make a durable, yet flexible piece of fabric that can be a lovely…
Sat, Sep 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 9th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert
3 days
Teaser image for Nomadic Felts: Rugs

Nomadic Felts: Rugs

In this class students will begin by traveling (in pictures and stories!) to Kyrgyzstan and discover how felt is used, why it is such an important textile for the people of Central Asia, and fill ourselves with inspiration! We will then get our own hands into the wool as everyone…
Fri, Jun 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 10th, 2018
Instructor: Mary Reichert

Past Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

Felted Bags

Felted Baskets

Felted Rugs