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Rug Braiding and Hooking
Dates: Tuesday, 5:00-7:00pm, 10 Weeks Tuition: $70 Instructor: Diane Welter

Rug Braiding is used to create beautiful, sturdy rugs, using new or recycled fabric - usually wool. Choose your shape (oval, round, rectangular, etc.) and then develop your color scheme. Learn the techniques of braiding, lacing, increasing, tapering, butting and more as you make your own rug. The basic process is simple but there are many techniques and tricks to insure your rug lays flat and lasts a lifetime. While braided rugs are celebrated for their warm, traditional look, you can easily achieve a contemporary look or make objects other than rugs (cats love braided baskets!)

Rug Hooking as we know it started as a way to use scraps and has evolved into an artful craft. Color, pattern and a simple technique combine to produce beautiful, useful textiles. Learn how to hook and finish a rug, mat, footstool or decorative wall hanging. Create your own design, adapt existing work or use a purchased pattern. The emphasis is on using new or rescued woolen fabric or yarn in colors and textures of your choice. Students develop individual styles while learning the techniques needed to make strong, useful hooked pieces that last for generations.


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