March 27, 2018 from 1 pm – 3 pm WOOL PENNY RUGS part 1/2 at
Glengarry Encore Education Centre
212 Main Street North, P.O. Box 1315
Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0
An 1800’s pioneer creativity, this rug only requires one embroidery stitch. Circles of wool fabric in graduated sizes are layered and blanket stitched to create a decorative table/furniture runner, or wall hanging. They are called “penny rugs” as various sized coins were used as templates to cut & create the circles. Sometimes a penny was sown in for good luck or to add weight to the rug.