Learn to recycle worn or unused woolen cloth into heirlooms with simple sewn stitches. By adapting techniques from the early 1800s, participants will create shirred wool garlands with rolled wool beads and sewn woolen flowers. Other projects covered during the workshop included whimsical woolen sheep with fuzzy coats of shirred stitches and woolen ornaments that make perfect holiday gifts. Participants will complete several ornaments and a small garland during the workshop, returning home with the materials for making additional ornaments.
Please bring a pair of sewing scissors. All other supplies are included in the cost of the workshop and will be provided by the instructor.
DATE: Saturday, November 19, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch is not provided - participants may bring a packed lunch.)
COST: $75 (Canterbury Shaker Village Members) or $90 (Non-members)
INSTRUCTOR: Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile artist for 30 years. She has been artist in residence at Old Sturbridge Village for the last 10 years, studying traditional rug making from 1790 to 1850. She lectures at conferences, museums, and guilds throughout the United States. Rose Ann is inspired by the process of using historic techniques, adapted to the present day, to create contemporary folk art.