MU professor holds loom workshop at home

About 35 students from a history of textile and apparel industry class gathered in their professor's basement to learn how a loom works.
Friday, September 26, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 1:26 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 29, 2008

"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.