Drop-In Afternoons

Date(s) - 16/01/2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dorchester Lions Seniors Centre


Yes… I’ll have the studio open at noon so you can get started at your own personal project or work away on the theme of the month until 3pm.  Bring your lunch so you can nibble away while you work.   Please register with Karen if you are coming to do the Theme of the Month so we can have enough materials on hand.   PS – Don’t come to the studio if there is bad weather or icy roads or looming lake-effect streamers hitting the area.

Theme for the month of January: Penny Rugs led by Betty Mundy  (Cost to be determined)

Information from Wikipedia:  “In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. (Thus, the name “penny” rug). Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. Sometimes a penny was stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat.  Penny rugs are not actual rugs for the floor, but decorative coverings for beds, tables and dressers and mantles. Sometimes they are used as wall hangings or pillows. Most designs include circles and some include images from everyday life such as cats, flowers, birds and shapes such as stars and hearts.”

Google search “penny rugs” and then click on “Images” to see lots of examples of these.  This sounds like a fun and interesting project.

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