Braiding Class - $25
Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Gail Ramirez & Sue Revelle
Please bring a hooked rug that you want to finish with a braided edge. It should either be an oval rug or
one with rounded corners. 90-degree corners don’t work well for braiding.
Finish Edges of Rug
Prior to the workshop, steam your finished rug. Trim the backing, leaving about an inch to inch-and-a-half from
the edge of your hooking. Zigzag or serge around this cut edge to keep the backing from unraveling. Turn the
edge of the backing completely under the rug and stitch it to the back of the rug by hand. Now your project will
be ready to add the braided edge.
You will need one half-yard piece of wool for a rug that is 15” x 20”. Leave your wool cut in half yards. You
may not need the entire half-yard for your braid, but leaving it uncut gives you a nice long length to use for your
braiding strips--otherwise you’ll have to spend more time piecing your strips of wool together. For this class, it
would be best to use the same wool for all three strips in your braid. (You can use three different wools, but
matching the colored ends together will be more difficult.) A complementary plaid will give you a nice effect.
What You Need to Bring
● Your rug ready for the braiding to be added
● Wool for braiding
● A needle for sewing
● Thread that matches the wool you’ve chosen for your braid
● If you want to use a braiding clamp (much easier), Betsy Reed (heavens-to-betsy.com) has them
available on her website. We will have 4-5 to use during class
if you want to try one.