Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics
Instructor: Karen Smaby
Penny rugs use felted wool scraps to create a textile feast for the eye. Multicolored scraps are arranged in contrasting and complementary colors to create table runners, placemats and more, making a room come alive with color. Shapes of descending sizes are layered onto a wool background piece and stitched into place. Called "penny" rugs because the original template was a copper penny, these pieces have offered a frugal way to indulge in creative expression since the early 1800s. In this class, you'll design and finish one project, with the possibility of pursuing a larger piece or starting a second project. While they are called "rugs," the finished product is too beautiful to walk on, and makes a great table runner, trivet, pillow cover or colorful touch.
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018 – Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Length: 1½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Registration Cost: $155.00
Includes materials fee of $20.00
You will need the following tools for this class:
small sharp scissors
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.