The Wool Studio
As many rug hookers will tell you, they have way too much wool. I was no different. The owner of the little fabric store where I shopped realized it too. He asked if I couldn't sell wool to my friends. But, how would I do that? With my list of fellow students from Green Mountain Rug Camp, I sent out 60 mailers back in August of 1999. Fifteen years later we are sending out more than 800 mailers every three months and that number increases with each mailing. Think about that... 800 mailers times 18 staples = 14,400 staples. Be patient, it is very time consuming.
The Wool Studio's growth has been slow but steady. In the beginning I would go to a warehouse close to New York City and choose from the stacks of fabrics that had been stored there (some probably for a very long time). Over the years I have depleted the inventory there and had to search elsewhere for a supplier. I tried numerous mills in the States and really wanted to support "made in the USA". That was not to be. Not one of those mills understood or tried hard enough to get the correct weight and color. The mills overseas were a different story. We are now working directly with mills that are doing a fantastic job of hand dying the 100% wool yarns to create the perfect plaids and textures rug hookers, braiders and quilters are demanding. With Wool Studio woolens you can create heirloom rugs without spending time in the dye pot.
The Wool Studio Team
Rebecca, Amy and Matt
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The Wool Studio
328 Tulpehocken Avenue
West Reading, Pennsylvania 19611