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Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics

Course Overview

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.

Dates

Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 1½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 1pm-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Registration Cost: $145.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Jan 4th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

small sharp scissors

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Jan 4th, 2018
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