Events & Festivals
4-weekend Rug Braiding Classes
Starts Feb 11, Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
Location: Cobscook Institute, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott
Learn the centuries old craft of rug braiding with Arlene Wren!
4 Sessions, (1 snow day/make-up day included)
Sliding Scale: $0-200* (including $20.00 materials fee) *Our Access Fund provides self selected Sliding Scale Pricing to residents of Passamaquoddy Territory, Charlotte & Washington Counties.
Learn the traditional New England Craft of rug braiding. Participants will learn how to create a braided rug. Beginning with how to prepare the materials, through the braiding and lacing process and then on how to finish a beautiful braided rug. These rugs are traditionally made from used clothing made of heavier materials (think woolen winter coats, pants or blankets).
It takes about 6 pounds of prepared wool (or 6 yards of woolen fabric) to create a 2 ft by 3 ft braided wool rug. For the class students can use woolen fabric or upcycle old sweatshirts or sweatpants, fleece, denim or Carhartt jeans or shirts.
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