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4-weekend Rug Braiding Classes

Starts Feb 11, Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

4-weekend Rug Braiding Classesview larger photo Cobscook Institute

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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