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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. 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

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

Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

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 table runner for your home. We will begin by working on our designs and creating templates, then learn how to make…
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020  –  Fri, Sep 18th, 2020
Instructor: Mary Reichert
3 Days
Felted rug

Felt Rug Making: Details of Design

Have you made felt before and found yourself frustrated with the design?  The colors became muted and soft, the easily identifiable bird became a cloud?  This is a class for those who have made felt and want to focus on the details of design.  We will begin by studying a…
Fri, Oct 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 11th, 2020
Instructor: Mary Reichert
5 days
Teaser image for Sew Your Own: Wet-Felted Vest

Sew Your Own: Wet-Felted Vest

The vest is a versatile part of everyone's wardrobe. It is a layer that adds comfort and style. When made from soft, felted wool it helps adapt your own body temperature to the outside environment in all of our Northern seasons. Men and women can make these vests - a…
Wed, Nov 11th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 15th, 2020

Past Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

Felted Bags

Felted Baskets

Felted Rugs

Nomadic Felts: Rugs

Wool: The Full Experience