Early American Penny Rugs
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 make geometric and pictorial scenes which will be demonstrated from start to finish along with discussing history, antique samples, and available sources for materials.
Students will purchase a kit ($20-$75) from the teacher, containing a unique selection of pre-washed and hand-dyed wools, patterns, design suggestions, and even the embroidery needle and threads!
Please bring a bag lunch and small sharp fabric scissors to class. No prior experience needed.
See our Gallery of Janet's work.
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 has had her own and her students' rugs featured in articles in Rug Hooking Magazine and contributed to the book Finishing Hooked Rugs, Stackpole Publishing. Janet had a book published in 2016 which draws on her knowledge of important collectible and antique rugs. She teaches Rug Hooking throughout the US, Canada and Bermuda.Code: 20CRTV.45.417
Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
207 282 3846
80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions
Room: Rm 1