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Index to Videos                

H = handout; scroll down to find handout links


Beginner Videos:  Oval Rug

            Plan a Braided Rug

            Different Braid Starts

            Types of Braid-Aids



            Changing Colors

            Lacing Curves to Keep It Flat

            Oval Taper

            Splicing Lacing Cord I

            Splicing Lacing Cord II

            Managing Tweaks

            Working with Different Weights of Wool


Beginner Videos:  Round Rug

            Plan a Braided Rug

            Different Braid Starts

            Types of Braid-Aids

            Row 1 of a Chair Pad


            Splicing Lacing Cord I

            Splicing Lacing Cord II

            Managing Tweaks

            Working with Different Weights of Wool


Butting Videos

            Annie’s Fanny w Ruler LO H

            Annie’s Fanny no Ruler LO H

            Annie’s Fanny w Ruler RO H

            Annie’s Fanny no Ruler RO H

            3-Loop Triangle Butt LO H

            3-Loop Triangle Butt RO H

            Sturges Butt #1 LO         Handout


Dyeing Videos with Kris McDermet

            Dyeing Supplies & Books H

            Basic Dyeing Demonstration

            Overdyeing Wool

            Dye Mottled Wool with 3 Similar Dye colors


Intermediate Skills

            8-Loop Center

            9-Loop Center

            Braid with Leather w Pam Rowan

            Braid with Wire

            Diamond Pattern in Oval Center H

            Dot Pattern across the Center Line H

            Lipped Bowl w Cathy Winship

            Reverse T-Ending




Other Cool Stuff

            Braided Rug Repair with Pam Rowan

            Braid with Roving:  Kathy Donovan

            History of Rug Braiding

            How to Hang Braided Rugs H

            Moth Prevention:  Judy Fahnestock

            Rug Braiding Books & Booklets

            Rug Braiding Tools

            Rugs=Food=Love Project

            Braids with Benefits Part 1

            Braids with Benefits Part 2

            Braid with Ties:  Lucinda Harrison-Cox

            Plaiting a Rug:  Pamela Jones


Old Movies

            1999 Vermont Life:  Delsie Hoyt

            2014 Pam Rowan’s 2014 Braided Fashion Show

            Beautiful Thing:  The Rugs of Jean Will

            Nancy Young’s 1993 Exhibit of Student Rugs


People in Special Events

            Condon, Helen:  Adirondack Rug Braiding

            Corrow, Marjorie:  Life on the Road

            Donovan, Kathy & Braid w Roving

            Fahnestock, Judy & Moth Prevention

            McDermet, Kris:  Braid Artist

            McKeever, Donna:  Teacher, Conference

            Sitler, Leanne & Her Wool Dyeing Company

            Miller, Lisanne & Rug Hooking/Dyeing

            Watts, Peggyann & Belfast Braids Studio

            Wright, Kelly & Rug Punching 

            Wright, Kathy:  Sauder Rug Hooking Week

            Young, Nancy:  My Life in Braiding



            Lipped Bowl w Cathy Winship RO

            Key Fob H

            Interwoven Stars H

            Snowflake Trivet H

            Pear, Egg, Corn H

            Braided Wreath with Flowers H


Shop/Site Presentations

            Country Braid House

            Dorr Mill Store

            Maine Fiberarts

            W. Cushing Dye

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Special Event Videos

Special Event Videos

Lecture:  The History of Braided Rugs in America:  Peasant Craft to Art Form

Oct 24, 2020

Speaker:  Christine Manges

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Presentation of the Rugs = Food = Love Project Rugs
Nov 21, 2020
Speakers:  Kris McDermet, Christine Manges, &
Dianne Tobias


Artist Retrospective

& Studio Space

Dec 5, 2020

Speaker:  Kris McDermet


Tool Time:  A Panel Review of the Tools for Rug Braiders

Jan 23, 2021


A Review of Books and Booklets on Rug Braiding

Feb 27, 2021

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Sarah Jurta of

Country Braid House

Mar 27, 2021

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Donna McKeever

"Braiding, Selling, & all things related"

April 24, 2021

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Helen Condon of

May 29, 2021

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Braided Rug Repair with Pam Rowan
June 26, 2021

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Nancy Young
"My Life in Braiding"
Sept 18, 2021

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Peggyann Watts
& the Belfast Braids studio
Nov 20, 2021

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Leanne Sitler
of LC's Wool 'n Silk
Jan 22, 2022


Pear, Egg, & Corn
February 26, 2022

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Terry Dorr of Dorr Mill Store
April 23, 2022