$80 – $95

Rugs in the Shaker Spirit: Penny Rugs, Wool on Wool Applique

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Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Road

Canterbury, NH 03224

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In the early 1800’s, thrifty women would recycle worn textiles into folk art designs to create bedcoverings, table mats, and mantle pieces. Most designs were made of layers of circles of wool traced from coins, hence the penny rug. Other pieces used were images of fruits, flowers, houses, and animals, to create a colorful canvas. With this wool on wool process we will use a blanket stitch and other decorative stitches to embellish our unique piece. We will add other historic techniques, such as shirred vines, and chenille shirred borders. Several samples will be shown to spark your creativity. After completing your project you will have enough skills to go on to make another for family or friends.

Please bring along a pair of scissors and a complete kit will be provided with wools, threads, and needles.

DATE: Saturday, September 2, 2017

TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch is not provided - food will be available for purchase at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand or participants may bring a packed lunch.)

COST: $80 for Canterbury Shaker Village Members and $95 for Non-Members

INSTRUCTOR: Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile artist for 30 years. She has been artist in residence at Old Sturbridge Village for the last 12 years, studying traditional rug making from 1790 to 1850. She lectures at conferences, museums, and guilds throughout the United States. Rose Ann is inspired by the process of using historic techniques, adapted to the present day, to create contemporary folk art.

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