Every year since 2007, the Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild has gathered to educate others about the wonderful craft of rug braiding. Held in Bethlehem, PA at the St. Francis Center for Retreat and Renewal, the guild hosts braiders from all over the US and a few from Canada.
Our goal is to share our knowledge in the practical art of rug braiding, and to have fun while braiding. For many of us, it’s a chance to get together with friends, and meet some new ones.
The 2019 VF Spring Braid in will be held Friday through Sunday, April 26-28, 2019. The Rug Challenge for this year is “Wearable Braids” (think: braided vests, tote bags, purses, hats, belts, skirts, caftans, mini skirts, bikini tops, necklaces, leg warmers, ball gowns… etc. The challenge pieces will be displayed during our Friday evening “Show and Tell” session, in which both challenge rugs and other rugs are shown off.
Look at this site in the future for more information about classes and registration, which will open Jan 1, 2019.