(108) The Shepherd's Rug
This two-day workshop is for the person who wants to jump right in and make a terrific looking braided rug out of roving from start to finish. Using easy techniques and minimal equipment, students will learn how to correctly braid roving, felt the braids and sew the braids into a beautiful, functional, long lasting rug. DAY-ONE will be spent selecting and preparing the roving, discussing color and design options, while braiding enough roving for a small rug. The instructor will felt the braids that evening at a laundry-mat and bring them back to class the next day. DAY-TWO will be spent learning the easy sewing techniques necessary to complete the project, along with tips and techniques for professional results. Spiral or butted, oval or round, you will learn how easy it is to design and construct braided rugs that will make you proud!
The instructor will have a large assortment of natural colored and dyed roving available for purchase at a reasonable price. Of course, copies of The Shepherd’s Rug and additional spools of waxed linen thread will also be available.Workshop #: 108
Duration: Two Full Days Workshop 9am-4pm (with a one hour lunch break each day) ****
Day: Wednesday and Thursday All Day
Instructor: Letty Klein
Experience: All levels
Material Fee: $25, covers all the equipment needed EXCEPT for the wool roving. Roving (both natural colored and dyed) will be offered for purchase by the instructor or you may bring your own (details below.) The instructor will have a large assortment of natural colored and dyed roving available for purchase at a reasonable price if you do not wish to bring your own.. Copies of The Shepherd’s Rug and additional spools of waxed linen thread will also be available.
Supplies Students Need to Bring: Optional if you do not wish to purchase from the instructor: You will need about three to four pounds of roving total in different colors or shades. This is a great way to use up all that old roving in your stash, you know the stuff you don’t like to spin or don’t like the color, or maybe is starting to felt.