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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug   

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home. Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. In this class, students will learn the craft of braiding rugs by making their own oval rug (about 2’x3’).  Students are welcome to bring old blanket-weight wool to incorporate into their own rug, though the instructor will bring enough colors of wool, braiding tools, and other supplies for creating an heirloom rug. Students will purchase materials from the instructor during class. Materials costs will generally come to $50-$60. Please bring cash or a check to pay for materials.

Required Tools and Materials

  • Scissors
  • Sewing needles
  • Straight pins
  • Tape measure

Optional Tools and Materials

Feel free to bring your own blanket or coat weight wool fabric



  • Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug
    10/25/2024 - 10/27/2024
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $285.00

  • Materials Fee:  $0.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Traudi Bestler

  • Capacity Remaining:  0 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  10/25/2024 - 10/27/2024

  • Times:  9am-5pm each day




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