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Learn to Make a Braided Wool Rug at Audubon on Friday, February 17
Learn to Make a Braided Wool Rug at Audubon on Friday, February 17

Jamestown, NY – By devoting part of a Friday afternoon to do some learning, you could be able to make your own braided wool rug.

On February 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop on Braided Wool Rug Techniques. Using reclaimed wool clothing, you can learn how to start, braid, add lengths, and lace to create braided wool rugs of varying sizes with a hands-on project.

You will learn all these techniques by creating a wool trivet. You will also receive a lacing needle and a braiding hook. The skills you learn can be used to make rugs of all sizes.

Instructor Diana Hatfield has been making braided wool rugs for over a decade, repurposing wool clothing into useful items. She has made over 100 rugs of all shapes and sizes. Self-taught, she has tweaked the methods to find ones that work well for wool and has developed tools that make the process easier. At community fairs she has taken best-in-show as well as other ribbons for her work.

You must know how to braid prior to take part in this workshop. Please bring your own fabric shears if you have them.

Tuition is $32 per person with a $10 fee for materials. Members receive 25% discount on tuition at checkout.

Enrollment is limited. Paid reservations are required by Monday, February 13, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or by clicking through Plan Your Visit/Attend a Program at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.



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