Wagon Wheel Rugs

Wagon Wheel Rugs

$80.00

Instructor: Sandy Gompert Description: Many of you saw Sandy’s demonstrations at last year’s Fiber Fair, and asked her to teach a class. You asked for it…….so here is her class! This class will show you how you can design and make your own Wagon Wheel Rug. When the class is done, your rug should be finished or very close to finished. Date/Time:  Friday, September 8th     8:30-4:00          Harms Center Class Size (min/max): 2/8 Class/Materials fees: $80/$40 (See below for all that is included in this fee.)

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Class Description

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Wagon Wheel RugsSandy's purple rug for website

Instructor: Sandy Gompert

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 8th

Harms Center

Pioneer women left their homes and made their way across the United States in covered wagons. They left behind their homes and furniture, many of their precious belongings, and their looms. Through their journey they left with us a legacy of quilts and rugs. These women used what they had to keep their families warm, cover their beds, and cover their cold floors; in doing so, they added color and beauty. They were very inventive and figured out how to use a wagon wheel to weave a rug using scraps of fabric from wherever they could find it. This class will show you how you can design and make your own Wagon Wheel Rug. When the class is done, your rug should be finished or very close to finished.

Sandy's rug in progressSkill Level: Beginner

Maximum Class Size: 8

Supplies to Bring: none

Homework to complete BEFORE class: none

Class Fee: $80

Materials Fee:  $40

This will be paid to the instructor – kit includes a wagon wheel (just like the pioneers, this is an inventive substitute) and the fabric (mostly sheets as they are large pieces–like the pioneers, we are repurposing fabric). There will be enough for you to complete a Wagon Wheel rug.  

Instructor:Gompert bio pic

Sandy Gompert lives on a farm with her husband. She raised three sons and now has four granddaughters. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years. She has been a crafter for 30+ years doing crochet, tatting, and making angels of all types. She has been doing craft shows for over 25 years and at one time had many items on consignment in stores in the area. She still takes orders for many of these items. Twenty five years ago, Sandy saw a picture of a Wagon Wheel rug in a magazine and wrote to the lady in the article. The lady graciously sent her the directions and she has been making these rugs ever since. Sandy has a very creative mind and can look at a picture and figure out how to make it. She is a joy to work with and an excellent teacher.

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