The Art of the Braided Rug
Dates: Saturdays, February 23 and March 2, 2013
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
$45 Members or UMaine students with ID
$15.00 Materials fee or bring your own
Location: UMMA Classroom, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor
If you have always admired the traditional art of rug-braiding and wanted to learn to do it yourself, this workshop is for you! Learn basic techniques as well as how to combine colors to make the most impact. Participants will create a chair pad during the workshop but will have enough information to create any sized rug.
About the Instructor:
Lisa Scofield has been braiding traditional rugs for ten years, she uses new wool and clean, recycled wool clothes. Her work has been exhibited at Bagel Central in Bangor, Camden Public Library, Thomaston Cafe, and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Her next exhibit will be at Bagel Central in Bangor in February 2013. She does work on commission and rug repairs. Her rugs are in homes in Washington State, Cape Cod, Providence, Rhode Island, as well as coastal and central Maine.
Lisa teaches English at Hampden Academy and enjoys listening to the stories each rug holds. As she travels throughout the region displaying rugs she gets to hear people’s very personal accounts of their rugs that are passed down from generation to generation.