Braiding a Traditional Wool Rug-November 6, 2017-IS FULL!

November 6, 2017 1:00 pm
November 6, 2017 4:00 pm
Amphi Bible Church
226 West Prince Road, United States

rugBraiding a Traditional Wool Rug 

This workshop is FULL. Wait list is open. To add your name to the list contact Maddie at

Instructor:  Maggie Lancaster
Date:  Monday afternoons, November 6, 13, and 20, 2017
Location:  Amphitheater Bible Church
Time: 1p.m. – 4 p.m. each afternoon

Cost: $120 for THSG members;  $160 for nonmembers
*Supported by a generous grant from the Marilyn Heck Memorial Fund

Materials Fee: Estimated between $25 and $35.  Materials will include the wool strips, twine, braiding lacer, and handout.

Level: All levels welcome

Maximum # of students: 8

Instructor Information: Maggie Lancaster has been braiding and selling her traditional wool rugs for 35 years.  She has taught informally at weavers’ guilds throughout the United States and at the Craft Center at the University of Oregon. 

Workshop Description: Students will make a traditional, sturdy braided rug in the style practiced since colonial times.  These rugs are not stitched together using a zig-zag stitch on a sewing machine: they are hand-worked with a special braiding needle.  Information on traditional braiding with other materials will be discussed.  Students will have exposure to all aspects of the rug-braiding process from preparing the woolen strips to finishing the rug.  The completed oval rug measures 18” x 28”. 

Materials and Supplies: Students will bring some supplies from home.  The list will be supplied before the class. 

Registration opens to THSG Members:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the general meeting.  Online registration begins after 2 p.m. on the same day.

Registration opens to Nonmembers:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Participants may register at the monthly meeting, electronically from the website using PayPal, or by snail mail to THSG Workshops, PO Box 65413, Tucson, AZ  85728.  Direct any questions to Maddie at