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Crochet Rag Rug workshop with Nancy Hada, Sod House Museum
February 17, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
The Sod House Museum near Aline will host a Crochet Rag Rug workshop on Saturday, February 17, from 9 am to noon. Instructor Nancy Hada of Cherokee, Oklahoma, will teach attendees how to crochet their own rag rug. Rag rugs have a long history of furnishing floors. Around the later part of the eighteenth century, women would crochet with fabric strips cut from old clothing. The concept for rag rugs came to the United States by way of European immigrants. When making them, women would use strips of old clothes and worn out blankets as a resourceful way to add warmth and decor to their homes.
There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of rag rugs and the museum is pleased to welcome Hada to share her techniques with attendees. The long strips of fabric are still used, but more freedom in color and designs are now possible. These rugs are often very colorful, and today women can use new or old fabric in making the rugs; just remember to use the same type of fabric throughout the rug. Once the technique is learned, participants can make any shape of rug from round to heart-shaped, oval, or rectangular. The rag rugs are completely reversible and wear moderately well.
Attendees will be provided with a list of necessary supplies. Due to limited space, workshop participants must preregister by Tuesday, February 6.
The Sod House Museum will hold an additional Crochet Rag Rug workshop on Saturday, February 24. Click to find out more.