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What is this?

Off-white wool is woven in double cloth to form four tubes; every other tube is cut to create a series of intersecting panels. In a very open weave structure which is fulled to give a felted appearance.

Why is this in our collection?

Felt Lace X-Change is a collaboration between designer Paula Verbee-Cowart and Oriole Mill. Oriole Mill was founded by Bethanne Knudson and Stephan Michelson in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 2006. The mill offers custom woven and designed textiles with a focus on quality, rather than quantity and speed, in the production process. Oriole Mill is dedicated to making the finest jacquard and dobby fabrics from natural fibers and ultimately hopes to lead a resurgence of small artisanal mills in this once vibrant textile-making area of the country. Knudson also formed Studio Structure with Verbeek-Cowart to create their own label within the mill. Felt Lace X-Change reflects the mission of the mill in its... more

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2010. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

medium: merino wool technique: two intercrossed plain weave structures (double cloth), fulled and hand-cut label: merino wool double cloth, fulled and cut

Its dimensions are

H x W: 274.3 x 104.1 cm (9 ft. x 41 in.)

This object was woven by The Oriole Mill and designed by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart and company: Studio Structure

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

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