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Naturally Inspiring: A Day Of Wool

  • Parsons Making Center/Parsons School of Design 66 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Naturally Inspiring: A Day Of Wool

Join The Woolmark Company, Parsons’ The Making Center and The Healthy Materials Lab as they embark on a day of hands-on activities and discussion to explore the broad scope of wool’s applications – from clothing to furniture to bedding.

The day’s schedule will feature a morning presentation on wool science, followed by an afternoon of workshop activities and a panel discussion featuring leaders in the textile industry talking about wool’s ecological impact from farm to fashion.

The Day of Wool schedule will be as follows:

10:00am – 11:15 am: Naturally Inspiring Presentation by The Woolmark Company to discuss wool’s properties, benefits, and various applications

11:25am – 12:10pm: NYS Regional Textiles Presentation by Laura Sansone

12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch sponsored by The Woolmark Company

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Workshop activities

  • Weaving with Meghan Sickler
  • Wet felting with Maya Valladares
  • Indigo dyeing with Laura Sanson & Sayaka Toyama
  • Digital knit demo with Kate Phillips


3:00pm - 4:00pm: The Future of Wool Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design, featuring:

  • Regional Wool Grower: Glen Cauffman from Pure American Naturals. 
  • Regional Manufacturer: Jacob Long, CEO of American Woolen Company
  • Designer: Marcia Patmos, M. Patmos Founder and International Woolmark Prize Winner, 2015


Attendance will cap at 50 persons, so please register to secure your spot.

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