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A Wooly Mammoth in Bobbin Lace

August 14, 2022 4:07 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

This story about an installation at the Waco Airport had me intrigued, for sure. 

Picks for Waco airport art highlight flight, mammoths

“It was like nothing we had ever seen before, a traditional art form — lace making — but at such a large scale. … It’s a simple design, but complicated in how it’s executed,” Dyer said.

They are musing about cotton. But obviously it should be wooly....

She has not decided what material to use in Waco, but is considering cotton, given the city’s history as a cotton growing hub, she said. Also undetermined is how much of the piece she will weave onsite.

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