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Weave a Potholder Rug ~A Hands-On 2 Day Workshop with the Originator

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Shire City Sanctuary

40 Melville Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Learn EVERYTHING about the process introduced in 1990. From material selection, washing, cutting weaving and then caring for your very own Potholder Rug! Not only are these soft and durable floor cushions amazing to step on, sit upon or play on, they are insulating and close the loop for a large volume of discarded clothing. Beginners and experienced weaver/makers welcome to join in this workshop. Materials are supplied but if students have a particular color scheme (or used clothing they would like to donate to the class) in mind for their rug they should collect and bring materials with them. Materials can be found at any thrift shop (or maybe you've been meaning to clean out your closet) and include t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, leggings, sweat pants, and any other discarded stretchy garment (holes and stains are fine for this process). All materials should be washed and dried prior to the workshop. Each rug takes about 20 lbs of material - think of all the discarded clothing we can keep from the landfill!

This two day class is held in the heart of The Berkshires at Shire City Sanctuary, inc. A Makerspace where creatives gather to teach and learn. Please bring a bag lunch or order from the in-house organic vegan kitchen. The process does take some upper body strength - Most students will have time to make a 3x5ft rug to take home, yet those who want to work slower or smaller are welcome and accommodated.

$395 tuition includes the use of all tools and materials necessary. Class runs Saturday and Sunday 10AM-430pm each day.


Inquire about onsite and near-by accommodations available for out-of-town students. We hope to see you soon!

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