Wednesday, January 3, 2007

18th century Floor Coverings

I will be teaching a weaving class at the John C Campbell Folk School from January 14th through the 20th on old rug styles. The link for the description is:

It's a very interesting weaving class, and although this is listed as an advanced class, I often have a brand new weaver or two in my classes and that would be fine for this class as well.

There are 3 students signed up right now, with a good promise of a fourth, but as this is a round-robin style class with 6 different rug warps, it would be great to have a few more students.

We are going to weave samples of Swedish drall, Venetian carpeting, Jerga from the American southwest, Shaker rag rugs, boundweave and all wool overshot from Canada. There is a brown & blue sample of the overshot in the photo below of Cath Dodds - it's on the end of the table and is brown & blue.

For those of you who have never been to the Folk School, it's a wonderful place to spend a week immersed in craft and community, and the food is great. I've been teaching there for ten year and I try to go once or twice a year. I'll be back again in September to teach a modular knitting class.

Drop me a line if you are interested and have any questions!


Vicki said...

I'll be at the Folk School in exactly 5 weeks, taking a spinning class. Too bad you won't be teaching at the same time. Hope you have a great class!

The Tetley Workshop said...

I'm a textile conservator based in Devon UK, specialising in 18th & 19th British carpets.
I'm researching into 18th Century floor coverings. and found your interesting website. can you tell me a little more about the carpets and rugs you are looking at..