Spend the day at Canterbury Shaker Village learning some of the needlework techniques and stitches practiced by Shaker sisters and the 18th and 19th centuries. Topics covered will include shaker confetti rugs, corded, coiled, washboard, and starburst rugs, and simple rag rugs. Learn to recycle worn or unused clothing into useful utilitarian rugs that are knitted, crocheted, or sewn. Participants will leave with completed swatches showcasing the different designs.
Please bring a pair of scissors and some leftover worsted weight yarns in pleasing colorways. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of the workshop.
DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
TIME: 10:00 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: $75 (Canterbury Shaker Village Members) or $90 (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 10 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.