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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. The penny uses small circular patches of wool to create geometric and pictorial scenes which will be demonstrated from start to finish, along with a discussion of history, antique samples and available sources for materials. No prior experience needed. Registration closes at noon on 2/3.

Required: Proof of registration. Purchase a kit ($20-$75), payable in class, containing a unique selection of pre-washed and hand-dyed wool, pattern, design suggestions and even the embroidery needle and threads! Visit to view patterns and email the instructor,, specifying your choice. Please bring a bag lunch and small sharp fabric scissors to class.

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art & Design, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. She and her students' rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson in 2016. In 2020, she published Magnificent Hooked Rugs inspired by Western Art History. She teaches throughout the US and internationally.

  • Feb 4th, 2023
    Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saco LC

(207) 282-3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

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