Braided rugs have been popular since colonial times for their color, durability, and warmth. With this technique, we can make circular or oval rugs and/or placemats. Students need to supply their own fabric. There is no need to buy new fabric. Second hand clothing stores and some transfer stations are fabric sources. Thicker fabric is betterfor rugs while thinner fabric (such as old t-shirts) is better for placemats. The fabric should be of the same thickness or weight and preferably the same material (wool, wool blend, poly, cotton, etc) to facilitate washing. We’ll cover cutting, rolling, joining, braiding and finishing techniques. Students should work on their braids between the two classes so they have sufficient length for completion of their project. Supply list available on-line. Limit 8.
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