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Penny Rug Wool Wednesdays with Jen Mullen

YWCA Cambridge - Marshfield Branch

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050

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What's Included

"In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. (Thus, the name "penny" rug). Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. Sometimes a penny was stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat. Penny rugs are not actual rugs for the floor, but decorative coverings for beds, tables and dressers and mantles. Sometimes they are used as wall hangings or pillows. Most designs include circles and some include images from everyday life such as cats, flowers, birds and shapes such as stars and hearts."

About This Organizer

The YWCA Cambridge, since its inception in 1891, has advocated for women's rights and provided affordable accommodations and support services for women. Today, the YWCA Cambridge is a Cambridge institution with a variety of classes and programs, including the largest women's residential facility in the city.

 As a place for women, children and families to find shelter, support and opportunities to learn and grow, the YWCA Cambridge is committed to being a welcoming resource and center of vibrant activity, responding to the ever-changing needs of the community in the 21st century.

Welcome, and thank you for your support of the YWCA Cambridge.

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