Community Rug Design Workshops
This October, feltmaker Mary Reichert will lead a three week community rug making project during her 2018 instructor residency at North House Folk School. Whether you drop in to learn how to card raw wool one time, or spend days designing and helping to felt the giant rug, there is a place for everyone in the community rug project. Mary will share her extensive knowledge of cultural traditions around felted rugs as the community works together to design and create the final piece- which will be hung in the fibers classroom on the North House campus for all to enjoy.
Tuesday, October 16th, 3-8 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 3 - 8pm
Drop-in Community Rug Design Workshops
Come learn the details of how to lay out and design a rug. If you can't help over the weekend, or just have an hour or two and want to help with this stage of the process, please stop by! We will begin with a review of the big picture each day, and then work on prepping the materials needed for the big felting day. From making pre-felts to cutting designs, hand spinning wool to sewing burlap together for the outer cover, preparing the nylon and rope, and any other odds and ends. There will be a range of tasks, many hands needed, and if you don’t know how to do something, come learn! Stop by anytime between 3 and 8, stay for as long or short as you can! We will finish these two days with laying out the base layers of the 9’ by 12’ rug.
Date & Time
Weekly on Wednesday
Oct 16, 2018 through Oct 17, 2018
3:00PM - 8:00PM