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Standing Wool with Mary Delano

Did you know that hooking and braiding aren’t the only way to make wonderful wool rugs?

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Standing Wool with Mary Delano

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.

207-793-9988

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.

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