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Rug Weaving Workshop

Instructor: Teri Showman

Class Fee:$225.00

Two-Day Intense Workshop. You are invited to participate in our "Beginning Rug Weaving Workshop".  This course will cover the basics of rug weaving.  Participants will make their own rug to take home and will be guided through the entire process of weaving.  The course begins Saturday morning with weaving nomenclature and end Sunday afternoon as you tie the ends of your completed rug.  The courses are structured so that you will be actively engaged in each part of the weaving process.  Among the techniques you will learn are:  loom warping, loom stringing, preparation of materials for weaving, rug weaving and rug finishing.   

Location: Teri's Weaving Studio. 22353 Smith St. Keosauqua, IA 52565  (in the historic village of Vernon, across the Des Moines River from Bentonsport. Approxinately 6 miles east of Keosauqua just off J40).

Class Fee: $225. per student
                    $35 Optional Renewal Credit through Great Prairie AEA. Please register here: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com after you have completed your registration with Villages Folk School and paid $225 for the class.  Contact Michelle Dickey at Great Prairie AEA if you have questions about registering for renewal credit. 319-753-656

Notes: Four different looms are available in the studio where the instructor and her assistants weave by hand.  There is a 3 student minimum for this class. Students make rugs in various sizes and colors.  Placemats, mug rugs, and table runners are also turned out by their flying fingers.  This large assortment is available at the Iron & Lace shop.  Food is available in Bentonsport, Keosauqua, Bonaparte, or bring a bag lunch. 

Upcoming Classes...

  • Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2020 and Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2020 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Additional Details: Sunday, Oct 25th, 2020 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Marion Street Weaving Shop (log style bldg) - 21900 Marion St. • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
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  • Saturday, Feb. 13th, 2021 and Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2021 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Additional Details: Two-Day Class.
    Location: Teri's Weaving Studio - 22353 Smith Street (in Vernon across Bentonsport) • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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  • Saturday, Jun. 12th, 2021 and Sunday, Jun. 13th, 2021 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Teri's Weaving Studio - 22353 Smith Street (in Vernon across the river fro • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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