Helen Condon leads rug-braiding workshop in Canton Satutrday
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:02 pm

CANTON – The traditional art of rug braiding will be taught December 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main St.

The workshop will be directed by traditional Adirondack rug braider Helen Condon for braiders age seven and up to learn rug-braiding skills by making a small braided black-throated green warbler’s nest.

“The tradition says you hide a nest in your tree,” says Helen, “and the first person to find it is guaranteed health and happiness in the coming year.”

From her home and studio, the renovated Parishville Grange hall, Condon has been designing and making rugs for more than 50 years. Recipient of TAUNY’s 2004 North Country Heritage Award, Condon continues teaching and making custom rugs on commission. Several of her braided rugs are for sale in TAUNY’s Holiday Showcase.

The cost of the braided nest workshop is $20 per person, $15 for TAUNY Friends; all materials will be provided. Registration is required by contacting 386-4289 or folkstore@tauny.org to register.