Stenciling Party at the Lewis Walpole Library

Published on February 1st, 2007

Centerbrook organized a stenciling party with the staff of the Lewis Walpole Library to decorate the new classroom in Centerbrook’s addition to the library.
The Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Connecticut is a department of Yale University Library. It is an internationally recognized research institute for eighteenth-century studies and the primary center for the study of Horace Walpole, the English man of letters.
The stencil design is based on the Gothic woodwork of Walpole’s famous library at Strawberry Hill outside London. Centerbrook scaled the design to act as a decorative frieze for the room. The stencils were cut from mylar using a laser cutter in Centerbrook’s model shop. After practicing on paper, participants stenciled the entire room in about 4 hours.