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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Early American Penny Rug

with Janet Conner, BS


Anyone who enjoys quilting, rug hooking, or braiding will enjoy making penny rugs, also known as coin, button, or money rugs. Trace, cut and appliqu̩ pieces of wool to make geometric and pictorial scenes - all demonstrated from start to finish, along with discussions on history, antique samples and available material resources. No experience needed.

Check Janet out in our online Gallery.

Required: Purchase a kit ($20-$75, dependent on design), payable to the instructor in class, containing a unique selection of pre-washed and hand-dyed wools, patterns, design suggestions, and even the embroidery needle and threads! Visit to view patterns and email the instructor specifying your choice.

Bring a bag lunch and small sharp fabric scissors.

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design in PA, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and exhibits regionally and at Maine Fiber Arts Center. She and her students' rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and the book Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published a book in 2016 which draws on her knowledge of important collectible and antique rugs. She teaches Rug Hooking throughout the US, Canada and Bermuda.

  • Nov 17th, 2018
    Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saco LC

207 282 3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

Room: Rm 1

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