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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

Course Overview

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home.  Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. In this class, you will learn the craft of braiding rugs by making your own oval rug (about 2’x3’).  You are welcome to bring old blanket-weight wool to incorporate into your own rug, though the instructor will bring enough colors of wool, braiding tools, and other supplies for creating your own heirloom rug.


Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 14+
Registration Cost: $255.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($50-$60)


You will need the following tools for this class:

sewing needles
straight pins
tape measure

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017 is full.

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