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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


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


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


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

            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

            Moth Prevention:  Judy Fahnestock

            Rug Braiding Books & Booklets

            Rug Braiding Tools

            Rugs=Food=Love Project


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

            Young, Nancy:  My Life in Braiding

            McDermet, Kris:  Braid Artist

            McKeever, Donna:  Teacher, Conference

            Wright, Kelly & Rug Punching

            Condon, Helen:  Adirondack Rug Braiding

            Watts, Peggyann & Belfast Braids Studio

            Sitler, Leanne & Her Wool Dyeing Company

            Corrow, Marjorie:  Life on the Road

            Miller, Lisanne & Rug Hooking/Dyeing

            Fahnestock, Judy & Moth Prevention

            Donovan, Kathy & Braid w Roving



            Lipped Bowl w Cathy Winship RO

            Key Fob

            Interwoven Stars

            Snowflake Trivet

            Pear, Egg, Corn


Shop Presentations

            Country Braid House

            Dorr Mill Store

            W. Cushing Dye

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