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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

Additional Information

Please join the instructor for a short discussion about materials preparation for the course, if you would like to bring your own fabric (rags) to incorporate into your project. We will meet on Zoom on August 11 at 7pm. Hope to see you there! 


Thu, Aug 18th, 2022  –  Sun, Aug 21st, 2022

Course Details

Hours: Day 1: 4-8pm; Days 2-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-3pm
Tuition: $325.00
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