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Mar 22 2013
Organization: Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Contact: Daniel Truckey (dtruckey@nmu.edu)

Rag Rug Workshop!!

The Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival continues with a rag rug twining workshop on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. The workshop, led by Roxanne Eberts of Hessell, will take place at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center located in 105 Cohodas Hall, 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette. The cost for the workshop is $15 for the general public and $5 for NMU students. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, so reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 906-227-3212.

Participants will learn the technique called "twining." Using 1" strips of fabric and a frame, Roxanne Eberts will show the class how to create beautiful, strong hot pads, placemats, rugs and more! In this class, participants will work on a small frame so they can complete the project. Frames will be provided (and can be purchased after the class), as well as the fabric, although, participants may bring your own fabric (at least 2 yards of 100% cotton. They can also use old clothing, but it should be washed and ready to cut into strips - i.e., if using an old shirt, the collar, cuffs, buttons, etc. should all be cut off). Each person will need a sharp pair of scissors.

Roxanne Eberts is the owner of Woolderness, Fiber Arts Studio and Gallery, located in the village of Hessel, in Michiganís Eastern Upper Peninsula. She opened the studio in November of 2006. She teaches classes in spinning, weaving, locker hooking, felting & rag rugs! She began her fiber arts experience with a spinning lesson in the early 1990ís. She has taught various classes at the Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival in West Branch, as well as at Spring Fling, a spinning weekend sponsored by her local guild, Country Spinners and Bridge Shuttlers. She lives in Cedarville with her husband, Rick, and two of five children, Sam & Annie.