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Community Felt Rug Making with Mary Reichert
Mary Reichert is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Community Felt Rug Making: Design Class
November 15th (Friday) 10-5pm $25 at The Duluth Folk School
This class is a continuation of the first 3 days in October and is when the design and hard work really begins to come together! We will be laying out the base layers, lightly felting them, and then adding our design on top of this base in preparation for the community felt making event the following day.
Community Felt Rug Making
November 16th, 17th (Saturday, Sunday) at The Duluth Folk School
The art of felt rug making has a long history of bringing people together and this event is inspired from the felt rug making traditions of Kyrgyzstan. The rug will begin about 8' by 10' with the design ready to go and together we will add soapy water and start walking on the rug with our bare feet. Over the course of two days, along with the help of live music, we will walk, stomp, sing, kick and roll the wool into a strong felt rug that will be a gift for the Duluth Public Library.
All hands and feet welcome! You can drop by for 10 minutes or stay all day.
No experience necessary.
Images courtesy of North House Folk School