Heritage Craft Week
Rug Braiding – Mary Ragno – Monday & Tuesday, July 10 & 11, 1-5pm and Sunday, July 16, 10am – 2pm
Students will create a 2’ x 3’ oval rug using recycled wools and wool-blend fabrics. In three 4-hour lessons, students will choose colors, fabrics, develop snug braids, and then learn to lace braids to ensure a rug that sits flat. A 2’ x 3’ rug is the perfect size for learning all of the essential skills needed to carry you into a rewarding new hobby. Some hand-sewing is required. If you bring in your own material please bring wool or wool blends. There will be wool available to buy.
Cost $75 for 3 session course, plus a $17 Supply fee. (Material not included)
Introduction to Needle Felting – Laura LaCroix – Wednesday July, 12
Join Needle Felter Laura LaCroix of Charleston, Vermont for this very special workshop.. What is Needle Felting? Needle felting is a process which uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. Felting needles are used to entangle the fibers. As the felting needle is moved up and down, the barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool and entangle them into place.
Traditional Rug Hooking, Diane J. Moore – Friday July 14th and Sunday July 16th, 1pm – 4pm
Enjoy time at the Old Stone House exploring traditional hooked rugs. We will hook a small project learning the basic techniques of hooking rugs with fabric pieces. Please bring small shears and a hook if you have one. If you have a pattern you want help with, bring it. Should you have a hoop or frame, bring it. Materials fee for the class may be-not more than 0-$10. A pattern and strips are being donated and hooks may be borrowed or purchased.
Cost $45 or $40 for members
Stonewall Building Workshop, Charles MacMartin – Saturday, July 15, 9 am – 4 pm
Charles MacMartin of Queen City soil and stone, will be teaching an introductory workshop for homeowners and trades people to promote the beauty and integrity of stone. He will focus on the basic techniques of creating dry-laid garden retaining walls and free standing walls using field stone. During the workshop we will be working on an existing but falling down stone wall here at the museum. Cost $100 or $80 for members, please bring a lunch
Complete blacksmith course for Beginners, Courtney Mead, Wyatt Mosely, Lynn Lang – Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 9am – 5pm
Students will learn the basics of Blacksmithing as they practice half-faced hammer blows, drawing out, twisting, leaf work and a simple weld. Cost $150 or $125 for members plus a $25 Material Fee.