Sat, Mar 26|
ATTQS Class Space
Standing Wool with Mary Delano
Did you know that hooking and braiding aren’t the only way to make wonderful wool rugs?
Time & Location
Mar 26, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
ATTQS Class Space, 54 Central Ave, Limerick, ME 04048, USA
About the event
Come to this great class with Mary Delano and check out our new class space!
Please call the shop to register.
Did you know that hooking and braiding aren’t the only way to make wonderful wool rugs? While
hooking and braiding are familiar to many people, wool rugs can also be made by sewing strips of wool
fabric together. These techniques were originally designed as a way to recycle worn cloth and provided
warmth and color to the home at a time that cloth was very scarce.
In this class, we will explore several methods of making hand sewn wool rugs with a focus on techniques
that create two sided rugs that are not sewn to a backing. During the first half of class, we will learn
how to make a standing wool rug (also known as “quillies”). These rugs have experienced a renewed
interest in recent decades and many vibrant new designs can be found on social media. During the
second half of class, we will explore two other techniques – postage stamp rugs and caterpillar rugs.
While these techniques create rugs that look different from the standing wool rugs, there is much
overlap in the techniques and once you have mastered the basic process you will easily be able to apply
it to a second piece.
Students should expect to leave the class with two small pieces that can be used as coasters, or that can
serve as a foundation for a trivet, chair paid, or even a rug.
Class Fee $85 (includes special needle, thread, and some wool strips). Students can bring their own
wool and if they have a cutter with a size 10 blade or a Rigby braiding cutter should bring those too.
Teacher will have a cutter.