Woolen Christmas Ornaments and Garlands
Learn to recycle worn or unused wool cloth into heirlooms with simple sewn stitches. By adapting techniques from the early 1800’s learn to center shirr wool garlands, with rolled wool beads and sewn wool flowers. We will also make whimsical woolen sheep and lovely woolen ornaments decorated with ribbons and beads to create memory pieces for your tree. Just bring along a pair of scissors, and a kit of needles, threads, cut wool fabric, and objects for embellishments.
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 other necessary materials will be provided. All class registrations will close 1 week prior to the event.