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In this two-day, hands-on workshop, Mary Mandarino and Susan Alvey will  teach you the ins and outs of rag rug weaving. You’ll learn everything you need to know to successfully and comfortably weave attractive, sturdy rugs that will last for years and years. Participants will weave a sampler of different rag rug techniques; a 4 shaft loom with at least a 14” weaving width is needed.


The workshop will cover:

    Overview of Rug structures

    Rug shuttles, temples, and other equipment that make rug weaving more successful and easier on the weaver.

    Choosing and preparing materials, from cottons, t-shirts, and wools to fabrics for rags

    Warping techniques specifically for weaving rugs

    Dozens of tips for weaving weft-faced rugs

    Hemming, fringes, and other finishing techniques.


Participants will receive warping instructions upon registration. 

Dates: Saturday, January 20 and 27 from 10 am – 5 pm

Tuition: $190.00 plus materials; $175.00 plus materials (check price)

Minimum: 5 students; maximum 10 students

Rag Rug Workshop

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