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Mary Reichert

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

Mary's love of wool began after college while working at a couple of small sheep and fiber farms in central Massachusetts.  Following in her grandmother's footsteps Mary was learning to weave but discovered felt-making along the way and hasn't looked back since.  It is as much the culture as the craft she has fallen in love with, and it's this curiosity that has taken her to Kyrgyzstan to live and study. Having grown up without using her hands she is now dedicated to teaching others to wake up their own capacity to create beauty.  She is especially interested in creating beautiful felt for everyday life and loves making large rugs with lots of people.

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 ourselves with inspiration!  We will then get our own hands into the…
Fri, Sep 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
Instructor: Mary Reichert
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
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