Doug Klingensmith on Adventures in Personal Textile Repair and Explorations into Some Aspects of Old Wool
Dear folks –
On April 2, 2011, Doug Klingensmith gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program on the topic “Adventures in Personal Textile Repair and Explorations into Some Aspects of Old Wool.”
Doug lives in Santa Barbara , CA and has been collecting rugs and textiles for a number of years. He is a research materials engineer at the University of California at Santa Barbara , who admits that engineers are not satisfied with acquiring and possessing interesting rugs and textiles, they almost always have to “do” something with them. As the post will say, again, what Doug has “done” in this area is to undertake, personally, to repair some rugs and textiles he owns. He has also begun to explore whether some physical materials tests might be used to identify older wool. These latter investigations are in their early stages, but we imposed on Doug to talk about what he thinks might be some useful lines of inquiry.
The purpose of this message is to announce the publication of a virtual version of the subject Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program in which Doug shared his experiences in these two areas.
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My thanks to Doug for working with me to produce this virtual version of his program.
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I hope you enjoy this virtual version of Doug’s unusual and interesting program..
R. John Howe