At The Homestead Atlanta, we want to see heritage skills preserved and passed down since so many are at risk of being lost. So we’re beyond thrilled when elders in the community reach out to share their decades of knowledge with us. And at over 90-years-old but sharp as a whip, Alice is sharing her 50+ years of experience braiding wool rugs with us – along with all the secrets and tricks she’s learned!
Braided rugs are a simple way to recycle old clothes into floor coverings that are as beautiful as they are durable. Popular since colonial times, these reversible, last-a-lifetime rugs are a true American tradition.
This 5-weekend series will teach you everything you need to know to transform thrift store treasures into gorgeous gifts. Plus, you’ll be provided with a kit with the finished material you need to create a 2’x3’ oval rug (you can add to it to create a larger rug, too). Alice has already prepped the materials so that you can get right to rug making from day one!
Even though this is a 5-weekend workshop, it’s a pretty laid back kind of thing. If you need to make up a session, come late or leave early, don’t worry one bit. We've even added an extra session to accommodate a makeup class. That being said, space is VERY LIMITED to provide participants with plenty of one-on-one experience, so reserve your spot soon!
About the Instructor:
We’re thrilled to have Alice Rhodes Adler sharing her experience with us. Alice has been braiding wool rugs – and discovering better ways to do it – since 1963. She’s done everything from school administration to puppeteering and is an absolute gem of a woman.
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 (Oct. 7 class is mandatory; additional dates allow for a makeup session if necessary)
Location: Lavista Rd. residence; address provided upon registration
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