Standing Wool Rugs
This workshop is about recycling and repurposing the smallest of wool scraps into folk art rugs. We will use a five inch shirring needle and heavy thread to sew wool strips and manipulate them in various ways to stand them on end to stand alone and make a thick plush rug or mat. We will cover standing wools, center shirring, beaded wools, caterpillar braids, and several other methods to make a sample piece for a table mat, chair seat or to go on to making a larger rug. You will leave with the skills to go on to recycle your worn or unused wool clothing into true heirloom memory rugs.
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art.
$105 members; $130 nonmembers
All class registrations will close 1 week prior to the event