Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.


Rag rug weaving is an excellent way to recycle and upgrade cloth into something functional, beautiful and homemade. Historically, these creations were used as rugs all over the house, but today you could use them for just about anything from a bed cover to a wall hanging. In this class, you will learn how to make a 15" x 20" rag placemat or cushion. 

The class will begin at 10:00 a.m. (arrive a bit early to get settled to be able to start on time) and will end around 3:00 p.m.In this class

All materials will be furnished. If special colors are desired, please bring old bedsheets or other fabric of your choice.

Instructor and textile artist, Clayton Smith, owns Irish Ridge Alpacas, LLC, a family farm in Cottage Grove, WI, and has demonstrated rag rug weaving and handmade brooms for the Schumacher Farm Park Heritage Fest for the last several years.


These items are available at their shop, along with other fiber related items (spinning, weaving, fiber and knitted). Classes are also available at their farm and you'll have an opportunity to meet the alpacas and all the other critters that live there.  

(Image of Clayton weaving at Heritage Fest 2019 by Rona Neri)