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Contact through the summer 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024@ 6:33 PM
Author: Pam

please email me at and I can and will get back to you if you need a rug repaired.

Also if you have wool you are wanting to give away for student’s to learn with please email me.

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Braiding Classes scheduled

Friday, January 19, 2024@ 11:31 AM
Author: Pam

I’ve set aside some Saturdays for beginners or others who are having problems with their braiding.

Saturday February 3rd 2024

Saturday February 10th, 2024

Saturday February 17th

Time is 10-12:30.

Please email Pam Rowan if Braidarug at or text or call at 207-608-6806.

Hope to see you there

426 Little River Road, Lebanon, Me 04027

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Braiding lessons by zoom or in person

Friday, January 19, 2024@ 11:30 AM
Author: Pam

Call me to set up a time you’d like to zoom or come in person to my house.

Looking for wool

Tuesday, January 2, 2024@ 8:32 AM
Author: Pam

Do you have a stash of wool you would want to put to good use? We have student classes we could use to teach new students how to braid. Please call or write to Pam Rowan, 207-608-3606 or

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Rug Repairs

Monday, January 1, 2024@ 10:54 AM
Author: Pam

Are you in need for a wool rug braided repair?

Email me at

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Franciscan Rug Braiding Retreat

Thursday, December 28, 2023@ 8:13 AM
Author: Pam

I am full for our Rug Braiding Retreat, if you’d like to be put on a waiting list please contact me.

It is this February 22-25, 2024, in Kennebunk Maine. We stay at the Franciscan Retreat House with breakfasts and dinners supplied. You bring your project to work on and if you have questions there are people who can help.

Information and registration forms can be mailed to you if interested.

Contact Pam Rowan, 207-608-3606 through text or email

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Braided Rug Repairs

Tuesday, January 3, 2023@ 8:05 AM
Author: Pam

Do you have an old braided rug that has sentimental value to you?  I have repaired braided rugs for over 11 years, Call me at 207-608-3606

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Zoom Braiding lessons available

Saturday, January 30, 2021@ 9:15 AM
Author: Pam

We can set up an 1 1/2-2 hour zoom meeting for beginners or if you want to finish a project or you have questions on an existing project. My price is $25.00 for the session. Email me at

3rd Newsletter

Saturday, November 26, 2016@ 2:38 PM
Author: Pam
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Welcome to my 3rd mailing newsletter, End of November and December of 2016
I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving. We had a week off from braiding, but now I hope we are all excited to getting back to either starting those Christmas projects, starting a new project or just working on an existing project.
I want to apologize to those that did not know we had a few days off in November. Please take note of our hours for the rest of November and December.The remaining dates for November are:

Tuesday day November 29th,1-4,Tuesday evening 6-9
December hours: Tuesday days: Dec. 6, 13th, and 20th 1-4,
Tuesday nights same dates Dec. 6, 13th and 20th 6-9
No braiding between Christmas and New Years, which is Dec, 27th
Friday Day Braiding: Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 all 11-2,
Sat all Day Braiding is Dec 10th 10-4.
No Braiding  on Fridays Dec 23rd and Dec 30th.
Either mark these days down or check this newsletter or check my calendar on my website.

I would like to get new students into our braiding group. If you can spread the word and you bring a new student to start, I will either give you a yard of wool or 3 lessons on the book for your efforts, I appreciate it so much.
Thank you all for your support in our braiding group and my braiding business.

I had an experience of visiting a retreat center in Kennebunk Maine. It is called The Franciscan Guest House. A really nice place. Every bedroom has their own TV, Bathroom, refrigerator, your  own heating adjustment control.
I was wondering if there were 8-18 people interested in getting together the first weekend of February to have a get together there for braiding or craft time.I do not want to infringe on the Alfred Retreat or the PA Valley Forge Braid in, so do not go if you think you can’t do both. The cost would be compatible, except those wanting private rooms. Double rooms are $60.00 per person each night. You can come Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Sunday. It is in the Famous Kennebunk Maine,  it would be in the heart of winter.  Email me at
Thurstons first basket
Cathy’s getting good at these continuous rectangles
Here is Pat Weymouth’s pretty blue rug for her daughter for xmas
The 2nd basket  Thurston completed
Cathy Winships pretty hearts
Sandy O’s pretty Cat basket
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Years,
Don’t forget the 2nd Tuesday is our Christmas ornament exchange if you want to participate.
Carol Sullivan has made the prettiest quilt and matching rug for a member of her family. She’s working on another quilt and another rug, Stay tune for next month.
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2nd newsletter October 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016@ 9:27 AM
Author: Pam
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Welcome to my 2nd mailing newsletter, Oct and November 2016
Our braiding classes are well into place. We’ve had a slow start. A few have switched to Tuesday day classes and some will switch to Friday day classes. This makes me think that Tuesday evenings are starting to be slow, therefore I am thinking in the near future I might have every other Tuesday evenings, but everyone will be notified.

The remaining dates for October are:
Tuesday day Oct 25th 1-4,Tuesday evening Oct. 25th 6-9, and Friday Oct. 28th 11-2
November Tuesday days: November 1st, 8th, 15, 1-4 no braiding Thanksgiving week the 22nd, then resuming Tuesday day again on November 29th.
November Tuesday evenings: Nov 1st. 6-9, and November 15, and November 29. Please note I did do every other Tuesday in November because of election night and because of Thanksgiving week.
Fridays days in November are: November 4th, 11th, and the 18th. no braiding on November 25th, all from 11-2.
We can all discuss about November 11th, where it’s a holiday.

Our weekend in Methuen was a huge success with over 46 participants. Pam Landry taught her first beginners class in Methuen and did an excellent job. Congrats to you Pam.
We had a huge success in our discussion on hit or miss rugs. We all learned that everyone does a hit or miss a bit different but they all come out beautiful. Some have one color wool going through the entire rug, some have 2 of the same color, some put strips in a bag and just pull them out of different bags and have no idea what color is coming out to add on to each strip. Lots of great pretty rugs.
One of the pretty rugs displayed by Christine Manges
My ugly wool challenge turned into braided acorns
Delsie Hoyts new rug
We had an ugly wool challenge that some of us participated in and Pam Landry made this cute basket with her ugly wool which wasn’t so ugly any more.
Cathy Winships continuous rug was a big hit in Methuen as well.
Another great idea is to make a large basket and put over a foot stool.
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