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Standing Wool Storage Stool

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Ali Strebel

Ali Strebel
Dayton, Ohio

Dates:   Afternoon – Thursday, August 15, 2019 
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00
Supply Fee: $80.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
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Standing Wool Storage Stool…say that five times....or just join Ali & create your own!

Standing wool, or Quillies as they are sometimes called (because they resemble paper quilling), are all the rage – whether it’s an entire rug or embellishment in a hooked rug. By standing bits of wool on edge, and sewing them together with a long needle and strong thread, standing wool can add style and dimension to whatever color palette your work in.

The 8"w x 14 1/2" l x 7 1/2" h stool, made specifically for this project, is hand-crafted in pine and painted a distressed black. You'll even make your own "knob" to act as the drawer pull. The free form standing wool and hooked top is constructed on a base of rug linen. You'll start by couching down the outside border using hand-dyed dreads and yarn. Then move on to the standing wool design made with spot dyed wool, and finally fill in with traditional rug hooking using cuts # 8 – 8.5.

Not only will you leave class with a fun and functional piece, but you’ll have added a bunch of new and creative techniques to your repertoire for future projects. 

Standing-Wool-Storage-Stool-topTeacher will contact students prior to class: No

Level:  Basic – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience

Supply description: Black stool (8"w x 14 1/2" l x 7 1/2" h), rug linen, hand-dyed wools, dreads, yarn and instructions.

Students Need to Bring: Basic rug hooking supplies: frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 8 – 8.5, hook, a basic sewing kit (needle & thread), and Alene's Quick Dry Tacky glue. 

Ali has been teaching fiber art nationally and internationally since 1986. Her business, Ali Strebel Designs, is located in Dayton, Ohio; where she sells the extensive line of books and patterns she has published as well as hand dyed wool, yarn, roving and other fiber art supplies. She has also developed a line of fiber and fiber art inspired jewelry.

Beside her own books, Ali’s work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine’s Designs for Primitive Hookers, The Wool Street Journal and numerous other publications.



Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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