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Felted Bags

March 8 & 9, 2024

9 am – 5 pm

Nordia House



Tickets include some materials and a list of additional materials will be sent out one week before the workshop.

Bags are always challenging in design and can be complicated felting therefore this is one of the projects you can learn the most about constructional felt making. Bags need have enough pockets, the right closures, the right size, the right depth, the seamless strap etc. Come and design your own small bag/fanny pack and learn:


  • To make the template

  • To enlarge it to the correct size

  • To mix different qualities of wool fibers for the best result

  • To work around the resist templates to make several pockets

  • To add depth and width to a bag

  • To choose the correct type of closure

  • To full and shape the bag perfectly

We’ll also talk about strap options (strap will not be felted to the bag). By the end of the day, you’ll have a unique fanny pack/small bag designed to your personal needs and all the skills you need to create more independently! The main focus of this class is on shaping and not the surface design.


Fiber arts is a huge part of the culture in the Nordic countries. Felting has a rich history in the Nordic countries and there is a huge modern revival. The history goes beyond modern record keeping. During the cold months in Nordic countries crafting (especially fiber arts) is a great way to pass the time along with using resources that were traditionally on the farm and the land. Join us in this Nordic tradition with a modern take.


About your instructor, Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Flóra Carlile-Kovács has found her creative calling and loves every part of the felt making process. Beginning with a plan, then working instinctively as she responds to her materials, Flóra designs felted works of art to be worn or simply admired. Her enthusiasm spans the miles as she leads two Felt Tours to Hungary each year.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.


Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email to arrange further assistance.

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