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Wet Felted Basket


with Susan Archbold

Calendar Feb 16, 2019 at 10 am

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuition: $40, Materials: $40

Create a one-of-a-kind wet felted basket! Whatever your age, you can learn the wonderfully tactile skill of felting and then use it to create an infinite variety of projects limited only by your imagination.  You will learn the techniques and shortcuts of wet felting, an ancient, environmentally friendly, craft.  Susan will have an assortment of colored wool curls and interesting additions like antler pieces, beads, and branches to embellish your piece.

About the Instructor: Susan is a member of The Range Fiber Art Guild and the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild. She has taught classes in rug hooking, wet felting, needle felting, punch needle, spinning and weaving for area guilds and clubs. Most of the clubs are located from Cook to Duluth, Ely to Grand Rapids. Susan General Store Primitives/Range Print Shop in Eveleth where she also gives classes.

Wool Dryer Balls and Tomte, too!


with Bonnie Lundorff

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 12 pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials: $35

Learn how to make wool dryer balls and have fun creating a Tomte character with needle felting. You will receive a kit to make three dryer balls and will learn how to transform another wool ball into a Scandinavian Tomte with needle felting. What are dryer balls and how do they work? Dryer balls separate items as they tumble, create better air circulation and shorten drying time. The wool balls also absorb moisture from clothing to help maintain a more humid environment, therefore cutting down on static.

About the instructor: Bonnie Lundorff owns the Willow Wood Market, a quiltshop and wool studio and has been sharing her love of fiber arts for 20 years. She teaches wool appliqué, quilting, needle felting, and rug making at fiber arts events, her store and throughout the upper Midwest. She designs simple-to-make projects for her students and customers. One of her designs was recently published in a nationally known fiber arts magazine, Wool Works. Bonnie lives in the woods south of Bemidji with her husband Tim and a cranky little 16-year-old dog.


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