Westminster College Professor Attends Felting Workshop

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Peggy Cox, Westminster College professor of art, attended Felting Workshops June 2-6 at the Pittsburgh Society for Contemporary Craft.

Cox learned how to use wet felt techniques for creating scarves and covers for handmade books with visiting artist Chad Alice Hagen from Asheville, N.C.  In a workshop with textile artist Briony Jean Foy of Wisconsin, Cox also learned how to use needle felting that allows for more variety in surface design.

Cox, who has been with Westminster since 1985, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville and master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Peggy Cox at (724) 946-7266 or email for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Peggy Cox, professor of art


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Peggy Cox at wet felting workshop