Wool Rug Braiding
Saturday, November 14, 2009 10 am-3:30 pm
Create a family heirloom! Although braided rugs are often associated with the Colonial era, the craft did not develop until the early 19th century. Truly a form of American folk art, these rugs are made of wool and laced with cotton carpet thread. They're especially durable — people swear that they use them for decades and they still look great. Some participants have created smaller projects in this class, too, like table runners, trivets and placemats.
Instructor: Laura Guetzkow, Old World Wisconsin interpretive staff
Lunch: Participants should plan to bring a sack lunch
Location: Caldwell Farmers' Club Hall
Cost: $70 (all materials provided); fees nonrefundable after August 20, 2009
Minimum Age Requirement: 16 unless otherwise specified
Registration: Call 262-594-6301 or register online today
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.