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Rag Rug Weaving: Table Runner and Placemats

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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 home-y 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

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, Feb 12th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 14th, 2021

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Days 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $305.00
Materials fee: $25.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • 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, scheduled for 2/1/2021 at 7pm

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

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

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Rag Rug Weaving: Table Runner and Placemats - 2/12/2021