Penny Rugs with Betsy Orlando
Penny Rugs date back to the 18th century when frugal women used scraps of wool too small for hooking or braiding rugs to create items to decorate their homes. The term penny rug came from coins used to make circles which were stitched onto burlap or feed sack backings to give them weight. The penny on early days was much larger than today's penny! These rugs were not made to be used on floors, but on beds, table tops, mantels or as pillows and wall hangings. Fee: Jax Member $243, General Public $300.