Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics
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 products are too beautiful to walk on, and make great table runners, trivets, pillow covers, or colorful touches.
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 us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.