Create Something From Nothing

Working with your hands isn't optional when you live remotely and rurally - it's a way of life.

Learn how to tinker, putter and make do in the place that invented DIY and the Maker movement

Join us in our outdoor studio Tuesday mornings during the months of July and August for a make-and-take project of local historical significance. This summer, we're making rag rugs, a tradition that dates back to 18th century Europe.



Time: 3 hours 

Skill level: Beginner
Children: kids 12-17 are half price with a participating parent


A hallmark of rural living is the 'waste not, want not' philosophy. From the earliest days of this community, clothing items too worn to wear any longer were re-purposed into other household goods including rag rugs, a tradition that pioneer settlers brought with them from Europe. Spend time with us weaving your very own rag rug out of recycled fabric ends diverted from the landfill during the manufacturing process. Choose from round or rectangle, in potholder or twine-woven styles. Material and lunch included. And of course, the rug is yours to keep.