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Braiding weekend Oct. 14-16, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016@ 7:05 AM
Author: Pam

What:                                                   The 9th Annual

   New England Braids 2016

                                                     A 3 Day Rug Braiding Event


When:                                      October 14. 15 &16th, 2016


Where:                          St. Basil’s Center

                                    30 East Street

Methuen, Massachusetts   01844


Who:                                        Carol Broadbent (contact)

                                                38 Dewey St

                                                Rochester NH 03867-1205






If you are receiving this announcement, you are a Rug Braider or have contacted me regarding rug braiding. Below is the Picasa album of the New England Braids 2012



This is the 9th year this event is being held to promote and preserve the art of Rug Braiding. Bringing together those interested in learning to braid, as well as enhancing the knowledge of those already familiar with this historic craft. While still working on a schedule of classes, it is important to issue this announcement in hopes of gathering the minimum of 35 people needed to go forward. Should this not occur your check will be returned in full.

Limit: 65



Dorm style accomodations $250 (2 people or more per room)

Single room is $300 -several available on a first come first serve basis.



There are 6 meals included starting with Friday evening and ending with Sunday noon.

Classes are included but materials are extra.


Only people with disabilities will be given 1st floor rooms.


  • Please make your check out to : Carol Broadbent


  • There is a cancellation fee of *$25, if you cancel after sending in your payment. If you find someone to take your place, you will be reimbursed the $25 after they send in their money.


  • Rooms will be assigned when your check is received, starting with the second floor closest to the stairs. I use the “postmark date” on your mailed Registration form for adding you to the Attendees List. Please send your check and Registration Form as soon as possible. Teachers have quotas that they won’t exceed for their classes. I am currently working on Class schedules.


  • New this year: Some Classes will be starting on Friday morning at 9 a.m. Please be on time for your classes. Teachers are expected to proceed with their classes and you will miss the beginning if you are late.


  • Accommodations are available at St Basils for an extra night of Thursday October 13th and Sunday October 16th for a nominal fee of $25(no meals included till Friday supper).


  • Sale of anything used to do “rug braiding” and “rug hooking” this year, including: wool, braid aids, braiding stand and clamps will be offered. More info will be sent prior to the event once you have registered. As space is limited, you must register with me.


  • There will be a $30 per space/table charge to sell.


  • The 3 day event is offered as a weekend package only.


  • I am unable to offer single days or classes due to restrictions by St Basils.


  • Please fill out the NE Braids Registration Form below, page 3 and return with your check.


  • Please let me know if you would like to be removed from my emails for this event.


  • I had 2 emails addresses for some people. Please let me know which is correct.


  • Please forward this to anyone you feel would be interested in attending. I’m sure I have omitted some people and I apologize in advance for any oversight.

I will be happy to answer questions from you!


Carol Broadbent

38 Dewey St

Rochester NH 03867-1205




P.S. See below for Registration Form




2016 New England Braids Registration Form:


Please mail the completed form with your check for $250 or $300(single)as soon as possible.

Please add $25 for extra night fee if applicable


Name: __________________________________________Print please







Phone Number: _________________


Current email address: ______________________ @ _______________________


In case of emergency notify: ___________________________




Phone number:__________________________


Your signature indicates that you release Carol Broadbent of responsibility for injury or illness that might occur during your stay.


Permission to add your name, address and email to Address list _______ yes_______ no

This list is given only to those that are attending this event.


Staying an extra night: Thursday__________ $25.00 no meals included

Sunday _________ $25.00 no meals included


Room Preference: Single___ex.fee Double_______   Triple_______ Quad_______


Roommate(s) _________________________



Any other pertinent information you wish to add:

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