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Class List > Textile & Fiber > Rug Weaving Class

Rug Weaving Class

Instructor: Teri Showman

Class Fee:$75.00

You are invited to participate in our "Beginning Rug Weaving Class".  This three hour course will cover the basics of rug weaving.  Participants will make their own rug to take home. Among the techniques you will learn are:  preparation of materials for weaving, rug weaving and rug finishing.   

Address is listed below with class time and link to google maps. Class is in the small villages of Vernon which is east of Keosauqua and across the river from Bentonsport. Leave extra time to find Vernon if you have been there before.

Time: 9 am to Noon 
(Afternoon class time is available. Must be arranged in advance.) 

Materials: Students must bring their own materials to weave. Example: 2 bedsheets or 6-8 pairs of blue jeans

Notes: Four different looms are available in the studio where the instructor and her assistants weave by hand.  They 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 Keosauqua and Bonaparte, or bring a bag lunch.

Upcoming Classes...

  • Saturday, Sep. 5th, 2020 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
    Location: Marion Street Weaving Shop (log style bldg) - 21900 Marion St. • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
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  • Saturday, Dec. 12th, 2020 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
    Location: Teri's Weaving Studio - 22353 Smith Street (in Vernon across Bentonsport) • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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  • Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2021 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
    Location: Teri's Weaving Studio - 22353 Smith Street (in Vernon across Bentonsport) • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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  • Saturday, Apr. 10th, 2021 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
    Location: Teri's Weaving Studio - 22353 Smith Street • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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