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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Early American Penny Rugs

with Janet Conner, BS


Anyone who enjoys quilting, rug hooking or braiding will enjoy making penny rugs! Use small circular patches of wool to make geometric and pictorial scenes which will be demonstrated from start to finish. Discuss the history of rugs, antique samples and available sources for materials. No prior experience needed. Review the designs/kits at and email the instructor at, specifying your choice of kit ($20-$75, payable to instructor in class), which contains a unique selection of pre-washed and hand-dyed wool, pattern, design suggestions and even the embroidery needle and threads.

Required: Kit fee for instructor. Please 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, exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. She has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published a book on important collectible and antique rugs and teaches throughout the US, and internationally.

  • Jan 25th, 2020
    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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