Crocheted Rag Rugs with Cathy Hetznecker. #673-1026.

In this fun and functional class, you will learn to make a traditional oval crocheted rag rug. This is a terrific opportunity to use your stash of fabric from previous projects and/or treasured old jeans, flannel shirts, scarves, blankets and sheets or brand new yardage. Rag rugs have a primarily regional history, born out of recessional times, where materials and decorative supplies were scarce. Specific techniques and styles of rugs vary widely from place to place, depending on the ethnic traditions and the materials available, but were generally created from the leftover fabrics that were worn out from their intended use. Choose one yard of 10 different fabrics cut into 1 1/2" strips (with scissors or rotary cutter) or find an old stash of fabric from home; old flannel sheets, old clothing - just about anything can be used. No sewing skills are necessary.

Tuition $75. Member Tuition $70.

NOTE: Please bring to the workshop: “Q” sized crochet hook, about 10 yards of fabric cut into 1 1/2 inch strips, and sharp scissors.




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