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New Braiding hours for 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019@ 6:41 AM
Author: Pam

Braiding hours March to June 2019

Tuesday day and nights and Saturdays too.


Day hours are always 11-2

Night hours are always 6-9

April 9thand 23rd

May 21 is questionable

June 4th and 11th is the last day of this season.

Friday days

March  29th

April 19th

May 3rd

17th in question right now.

June 7th and 14th, this is the last day of this season

Thank you all for braiding with me.


Saturday braiding if anyone is interested please write or call me. I will leave  June 8th 10-3 too.


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April in Alfred Braiding weekend

Tuesday, January 8, 2019@ 1:27 PM
Author: Pam

April In Alfred 2019

A Rug Braiding Retreat

April 12.13.14th

Notre Dame Spiritual Center

133 Shaker Hill Road Alfred, Maine

Please join us for our 11th annual quiet, relaxing Rug Braiding weekend at this former Shaker Village. Bring your braiding project to work on or start a new one. Beginners are welcome to start here! There will be Rug Braiding Teachers on hand to help you. Pam Rowan will have wool and supplies for Rug Braiding from her Home Shop for sale.

A fee of $250 includes: ->2 nights lodging “dorm style”(2people/ room)*

->6 delicious home cooked meals-starting Friday night and ending Sunday lunch

->Help with your project from teachers

Rug Braiding Supplies are not included but can be purchased from the teachers.

Please send your check plus the Registration Form which follows. Checks made out to Carol Broadbent, 38 Dewey St., Rochester, NH 03867-1205, e-mail address is

Arrival time is Friday morning anytime after 8:30 a.m.

You may come on Thursday night for an extra fee of $35, however, no meals will be included until Friday at 5 p.m. You may purchase meals or bring your own food as we have a refrigerator and microwave available to us.

Departure time is Sunday 3 p.m.

*Single Room is $300

This is a total weekend event only.

2019 Registration Form

Rug Braiding Retreat

April 12.13.14 of 2019

Please mail this completed form along with your check for $250 (or 300 for a single room) as soon as possible.

Name:_______________________________________( Print please)

Your Signature:_______________________________________

Your signature indicates that you release Carol Broadbent of responsibility for any injury or illness that might occur during your weekend stay at Notre Dame Spiritual Center.



Phone number:______________________________

Current email address:_____________________________________

In case of emergency please notify:_____________________________

address: ______________________________

phone number: _________________________________

Permission to share your name, address and email on the “Address list” ____yes ___no

Staying an extra night: Thursday___________$35.00 no meals included

Sunday ___________$35.00 no meals included

Room preference: Double__________ Triple_________ Quad__________

Single: _______ $300

Roommate(s) ____________________ ________________________

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Winter Rug Braiding Retreat Feb. 8-10 2019

Sunday, October 14, 2018@ 3:48 PM
Author: Pam

Winter Rug Braiding Retreat,


We are having our 3rd  rug braiding retreat in Kennebunk, Maine, on the 2nd weekend in February the 8th, 9th, and 10th, with Thursday as an option for some of us

to go another day longer on Feb., 7th, Address is 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, Me.

I am the one hosting this event with help from my friends as well.

I am a bit late getting this notice out but am excited that we are going to have another year of rug braiding together in Kennebunk this year but it will be the 2nd

weekend so we don’t have to compete with the Superbowl, and if we get over 20 people we will be having our retreat downstairs in the bigger room.

Kennebunk, Maine is a fun place to visit as it has a lot of historical places to visit, 2 wool shops to visit, and there is the beautiful Kennebunk beach that is in walking distance.

We’ve got some projects we are looking into such as a quillie project and another one we are working on. But mostly this is a weekend getaway, bringing your

Projects and possibly bringing a finished project for show and tell.  Breakfast is included, Thursday night is bring a potluck contribution, then we

Usually have left overs for lunch on Friday. Friday nights meal is put on by the Retreat House. Saturday we have planned to order out at the local Subway, and we

will have Pizza and salad on Saturday night. You have a refrigerator in your room if you want to bring other food. So I look forward to hearing from you and pass the

word on because we can have up to 30 people in the big room.

Email me at and I will send you the details.

Pam Rowan

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Rug Repairs

Sunday, April 29, 2018@ 10:54 AM
Author: Pam

Are you in need for a wool rug braided repair?

Email me at

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Wool Sale in April

Wednesday, March 7, 2018@ 3:31 PM
Author: Pam

Wool Sale

April 7th 2018

Shaker Museum



118 Shaker Hill Road,

Alfred, Maine 04002

Telephone number to reach Barbara Carlson

207-651-6700 for any questions

There will be new

wool and old


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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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Needing wool?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015@ 7:10 AM
Author: Pam

If you are needing wool please call or email me. I have a lot of new wools in house.


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Looking for wool

Thursday, April 2, 2015@ 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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Group Rug Braiding Lessons for a Day

Thursday, April 2, 2015@ 8:31 AM
Author: Pam

Do you belong to a Guild or a group that is looking for something different to learn? How about learning how to braid in a day how to rug braid a small 8-9″ round Matt. Tools can be borrowed so to keep costs down. Call Pam Rowan or email, 207-608-3606,

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