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Event: 'Crochet Rag Tote/Basket Workshop' Print
  Historic Crafts
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 9:00 am
Duration: 6 Hours

Learn the wonderful art of rag rug with Beverly Richards, owner of Rags 2 Rugs.  Rag rugs have been around for centuries and were originally made from torn rags and old clothes.  The art of rag rugs was brought to the shores of North America with immigrants to the new world.  From about 1890 to 1910, rag rugs experienced a period of popularity, influenced by the “Arts and Crafts” movement.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will be using the rag rug method to make a round basket or tote bag. A simple single crochet stitch is used.  No crochet experience is necessary and no sewing is involved.  Recycle mill end cut fabrics for strong, long lasting rugs will be used making your tote machine washable and dryer safe.  The cost is $75 for Woodlawn members/$85 for non-members and includes fabric and a hook.  Students should bring scissors and a bag lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
P.O. Box 1478  •  Rte. 172  •  Ellsworth, Maine 04605  •  (207) 667-8671