The Wool Crazy Quilt
Crazy quilts became popular in the 1800’s and is as much about embroidery and embellishments as it is about quilting itself. In this workshop you will learn to piece together random pieces of wool cloth as they did in colonial times to repurpose materials into something useful. They were further embellished with decorative embroidery stitches and appliqued motifs. We will begin a square that could be finished into a pillow or framed as textile art. You will gain enough skills to make additional squares to create an heirloom quilt.
Bring along a pair of scissors and a kit will be supplied with wool fabrics, wool yarns to sew with and square of muslin cloth with quilted backing.
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
Please bring a pair of scissors. A kit with all other necessary materials will be supplied. All class registrations will close 1 week prior to the event.