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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 felt 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 invokes 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
Felted rug

Art of Felt Rug Making

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 worked with felt and want to now focus on the details of design.  We will look at…
Fri, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
Instructor: Mary Reichert

Past Courses Offered by Mary Reichert

Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Felted Bags

Felted Baskets

Felted Rugs

Nomadic Felts: Rugs