Braided-in Rugs

with Kathryn Swanson

Learn to make durable, machine-washable rugs from old fabrics. This live two-hour virtual class is all you need to learn the basics of starting a rug. From there, it is yours to enjoy!

After class, you will receive a link to the studio recording, so you will always have a reference to look back on.

Materials Needed: two contrasting fabrics, about three yards each (bedsheets work well), scissors, a needle, and thread. 

From Kathryn’s website about the rugs:

  • Machine washable -And stain-resistant!
  • The perfect ADHD craft –Attention to detail not required 🙂
  • Environment friendly -an almost 100% upcycle!
  • Great gifts -Make a bathmat in a weekend!
  • Impossible to make ugly -Believe me, I’ve tried!
  • UFO-Proof -It is done when you decide 🙂
  • They require no equipment -Just fabric and an optional needle-and-thread
  • You can learn in 2 hours -Hundreds of people have!
  • They make use of the WORST fabrics -The polys, stained fabrics, the old bedsheets, the “yucky” stuff
  • There is no pattern, meaning they are self-paced
  • There is SO much room for innovation and experimentation – the form even goes 3-D!

WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2024
WHERE:  Virtual via Google Meet
TIME:  6–8 pm ET
COST:  $25 CVFG Members & $30 Non-CVFG Members

Email with any questions.

Kathryn Greenwood Swanson is on a mission to save our fabrics from the landfill and get them into the hands of the next generation. Located in Western Mass, she has been rescuing fabrics from the stashes of home sewers since 2020 and inspiring others to do the same across the country.,