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Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners

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Course Overview

A woven rag rug table runner is a lovely addition to any table. When accompanied by matching placemats, the effect is altogether homey and warm. Plus, they are great projects for a first-time weaver and attractive ways to upcycle old blankets and other fabrics. In this session, students will learn how to read a simple weaving draft, wind a warp and thread a loom, as well as learn about different weave structures and history. They will design and weave a table runner and placemats exploring the use of color and materials on the four harness floor loom. This session will happen in person at North House but a virtual meeting to discuss materials preparation will occur a week prior.

Required Tools

  • Binder with paper and graph paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencils 
  • Colored pencils
  • Tape measure
  • Access to the internet and a laptop, phone or tablet for the pre-meet on Zoom

Session Information

This class ends at 5:00pm Thursday, February 16. Please disregard the printed 1:00pm end time in the paper catalog.


This course is part of the 2023 Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday on Friday, February 17, a day-long conference that features speakers, demonstrations, and community gatherings for anyone interested in fiber! Full schedule online early 2023.


Mon, Feb 13th, 2023  –  Thu, Feb 16th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: Day 1: 4-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $340.00
Materials fee: $25.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Julie Arthur
Julie Arthur
Tofte, MN

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Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners