Toothbrush Rug Class
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Location: Museum Classroom, 401 S. Balsam St.
Ages: 12 years and older
Cost: $10.00 Limit: 12 Instructor: Dollie Boyd, Museum Manager
This rag rug technique originated in Scandinavia and made its way to America with immigrants from that region. It came to be known as a “toothbrush” rug because the needle used to make the rug was often fashioned from the wooden handle of an old toothbrush. This two-strand weaving technique makes a very sturdy textile from scraps of old cloth. Toothbrush rugs look like braided rugs but take about half the cloth to make. They are a good way to upcycle old sheets and other lengths of cloth. In this class you will learn how to start and finish your rug and you will work along with the instructor to weave several rows. You will learn how to make round and oval rugs. No sewing, crocheting, or other skills are required to learn this easy rug-making technique. All materials are supplied. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes.