November 5: Rugs in the Shaker Spirit: Primitive Folk Art Dolls


Rugs in the Shaker Spirit: Primitive Folk Art Dolls

Date: Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Lunch is not provided – please bring a packed lunch.)

Tickets: $80 for Canterbury Shaker Village Members; $95 for Non-Members. Please purchase tickets here.

From the early 1800’s time period these dolls have a rough and simple look, made from cloth, wools, leftover buttons and lace, and very basic stitches to produce an heirloom piece for children of all ages. A small doll will be made in class, with ideas and patterns for several more. Lots of examples will be shown for inspiration, and you will want to create several more.

If you have buttons or lace you would like to include, please bring them along with a pair of scissors and a kit will be provided with wools, threads, buttons and everything to complete your project.


INSTRUCTOR: Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile artist for 30 years. She has been artist in residence at Old Sturbridge Village for the last 12 years, studying traditional rug making from 1790 to 1850. She lectures at conferences, museums, and guilds throughout the United States. Rose Ann is inspired by the process of using historic techniques, adapted to the present day, to create contemporary folk art.