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Standing Wool Christmas Ornament Workshop
December 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again.” Recycling old wool clothing into new rugs and mats is just one reason why the “old” technique known as standing wool is gaining popularity again. Before the industrial revolution, frugal housewives developed the standing wool technique to eke out every last drop of wear from cloth that required so much effort and time to create. Beautiful works of art could be made from wool scraps and thread from outgrown garments by setting the wool scraps on edge and sewing them together with a long needle and strong thread. There has been a renaissance in the popularity of standing wool rugs, also known as quillies for their resemblance to quilled paper. Creative and intricate new works are regularly posted on social media platforms like Facebook and Pinterest. In this class you will learn how to make circle quillies, then glue them to a paper Mache Christmas ball ornament.
Instructor/Artist: Anita Gillis
COST: $30 | $20 member/student/military
Attendees should bring a pair of fabric scissors and be comfortable using a 2 in. embroidery needle. All other supplies provided.