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March 24, 25, 26, 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Skills for Braiding Wool Rugs with Christine Manges

Class Title:  Skills for Braiding Wool Rugsbraiding-wool-rugs

Teacher: Christine Manges

Class Day/Time: Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $40.00

Class Description:

Learn the basic skills needed for braiding round wool rugs!  Learn braiding techniques such as braiding straight, braiding corners, adding fabric strips, and lacing the braids together neatly to keep your project flat.  Finish a small 6” braided coffee mat with a fringe, or continue braiding at home to make a chair pad, or a large round rug.  With the skills learned in class, you will be able to continue enlarging your project successfully at home if desired.  Supplies will make a 6” mat; make your mat larger by recycling wool clothing as our grandmothers did, or by purchasing wool strips.

If there is time, we will cover the history of rug braiding, which is a uniquely American art.

Registration necessary, class size limited to 16 

Supplies needed:  #13 or #16 tapestry needle, sewing scissors, safety pin, & clothespin (the kind with a spring).  Rug table clamp can be borrowed for class.

Materials fee:  $10.00 for complete Kit which includes pre-pressed wool strips of three colors sewn into a T-start, lacing cord, instruction booklet includes directions for a coffee-sized mat, or a chair pad, or a round braided rug. Materials fee is payable to teacher in class.

Homework:  None

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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