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Save the World with 100% Recycled Potholder Rugs

  • Shire City Sanctuary 40 Melville Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA (map)
 Multi Colored 2.5x3.5ft Potholder Rug folded in half

Multi Colored 2.5x3.5ft Potholder Rug folded in half

Potholder Rugs were developed back in 1990 in response to a plethora of wool sweaters in the raw material bales I was buying, not suitable for the other products in my collection.

Potholder Rugs can be made from stained, torn and blemished clothing, AND they are AMAZING! Since their inception Potholder Rugs have morphed and developed into super sturdy, colorful, chemical-free and environmentally correct carpeting for nearly any interior. Super simply woven on frame-looms, and customizable to any size and color, they are an inch thick, cushy and insulating. Beautiful in any setting AND - a real foot-gasm. Learn the whole process for making these good rugs you will enjoy for years.

The process does take upper body strength - Most students will have time to make a 3x5ft rug to take home, yet those who want to work slower or smaller are welcome and accommodated.

No experience necessary.

Tools and some materials provided but if you want a specific color, or have used clothing to donate to the class, collect stretchy used clothing (including t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, wool sweaters (these work best), leggings, etc) in the color you desire. Machine wash and dry them and bring them with you! Each 3x5ft rug takes about 20 lbs of material - think of all the discarded clothing we can keep from the landfil!

This two day class is held in the heart of The Berkshires at Shire City Sanctuary, inc. A Makerspace where creatives gather to teach and learn.

Inquire about onsite and near-by accommodations available for out-of-town students. Register here: