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Trails Center
 
Release Date: 07/03/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Hosts Beginning Rug Braiding Workshop on July 19


The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will host a beginning rug braiding workshop on July 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild.

 Braided rugs by Norma Sturges. 
Braided rugs by nationally recognized folk artist Norma Sturges.
Rocky Mountain Rug Braiding Guild instructor Beverly Sullivan and friends will be traveling from Colorado to teach wool braiding basics at the Trails Center. This will be the third workshop Beverly has taught this summer in support of the new local guild.

“I am happy to do anything I can to make the Casper Rug Braiders Guild a success,” noted Sullivan.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Workshop participation is free, but students must provide their own materials (the average initial cost for materials and supplies is $50 to $100).

“I am excited to learn how to finish my first rug,” says guild member and NHTIC employee Stacey Moore.  “Bev is a kind and wonderful teacher.”

Please call the Trails Center at (307) 261-7780 to register and obtain a list of materials.



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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 07-03-2013