Standing on Tradition: Rag Rug Techniques Exhibit

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fiberdivas wrote
on Sep 5, 2012 8:07 AM

Here's some news from the Range Fiberart Guild in Minnesota:

Standing on Tradition: Rag Rug Techniques
September 18, 2012 – April 13, 2013
Minnesota Discovery Center
Chisholm, MN

http://www.mndiscoverycenter.com/

The Range Fiberart Guild is partnering with the Minnesota Discovery Center to showcase 150+ rag rugs from Minnesota rug makers and fiber artists.  The mission of the exhibit is to highlight the historical importance of rag rugs in the settlement of Northeastern Minnesota.  The exhibit showcases diverse techniques for rug design and production, including weaving, knitting, braiding, hooking, locker hooking, crochet, twining, nalbinding, wagon wheel, toothbrush, and more.  The exhibit will include hands-on classes in a variety of techniques, along with speakers and show-and-tell events.  Of special interest are:

The Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 13, 2012, with guest speaker, Janet Meany, co-author (w/ Paul Pfaff) of The Rag Rug Handbook.  Janet will speak on Rag Rugs - Old and New; and

A special 100-Year-Old Loom Birthday / Dedication on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  The 100-year-old kangasputt loom, owned and used by Katri Saari, Finnish-American weaver and traditional artist will be honored, along with a rag rug show-and-tell.

For more information, please contact Mai Vang, Minnesota Discovery Center at 218-254-7959 or Barb Leuelling, Range Fiberart Guild at 218-482-3696.

These activities are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature for the State Art and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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