Sat, Jun 11|
FIBER ARTS - Braided Rugs with Helen Condon
Create braided rugs using woolen scraps
Time & Location
Jun 11, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 12, 2:00 PM EDT
Esperance, 2025 Burtonville Rd, Esperance, NY 12066, USA
About the Event
Helen Condon, traditional Braided rugs. Using woolen scraps, braided rag rugs are a economical and creative way to adorn one’s home. Participants will complete a small oval rug.
Cost: $100.00 for members of SRC; $125.00 for non-members
Wool kit - $80 for all supplies to make a square rug (vise, needle, thread, etc.). Cost can be pro-rated to anyone who already has the equipment.
June 11, 2022 9-4 p.m (Saturday)
June 12, 2022 9 -2 p.m. (Sunday)
Helen Condon learned the art of rag rug braiding over fifty years ago from her grandmother, Sarah Campbell Taylor, who taught her how to make braided rugs using discarded, wool clothing. Using the skills in braiding and matching colors learned at thirteen years old, (combined with a better way of joining the braids learned from Sally Cheney in Hebron, Connecticut) Helen has honed these skills to form her life work. Well known throughout the Northeast, Helen Condon teaches rug braiding workshops in her studio and at such premier establishments as the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown and the Sagamore Institute. From her studio in Parishville, NY, (a re-purposed Grange Hall) Helen continues to teach and to sell her work.