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Lost Techniques: Standing Wool
October 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
A workshop that introduces participants into the techniques of the lost art of standing wool
This educational workshop will touch on the history of standing wool and how the technique was lost. Standing wool was a texture technique that was used in the 1700 and 1800s to create warm, thrifty rugs, but fell out of use after the Industrial Revolution because it was a slow, hand-stitched process that could not be recreated by a machine. This workshop will highlight the re-emergence of the technique in recent years and show the variety of work that can be created with it.
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