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Standing Wool II

  • 06 Oct 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
  • 8



Delve deeper into the art of standing wool! Standing wool was popular before the Industrial Revolution as a thrifty way to use up extra scraps and create rugs for the home. However, this technique fell out of use during the advent of machine-made products because the slow, handmade process is impossible to recreate using automation or machinery. Standing wool rugs are also called quilled wool rugs or quillies. This technique can be used to create rugs, trivets, coasters, and of course, wall art!

You will learn:

  • How to sew embellishments onto base coils
  • How to create alternative shapes beyond coils (teardrops, zig zags)
  • How to create surface patterns with stitching
  • How to back your finished work

You should already know:

  • How to create a basic coil using a whip stitch
  • How to create a basic coil with hidden stitches
  • How to bind multiple coils together How to add strips to a base coil

Level: Beginner

Members: $50

Non members: $60

Instructor: Amy Reader (Read Amy's bio)

Materials fee: $25

Materials supplied by teacher: All supplies provided: strips of felt, embroidery floss, and needle to keep. Scissors to share.

Materials students could bring: N/a

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Local Cloth, Inc.

408 Depot Street, #100

Asheville, NC 28801

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