Resources for Braiders

Wool Fabric

  1. Thrift stores for recycled garments
  2. Dorr Mill Store:  16 Hale St., Newport, NH 03773;  (603) 863-1197;
  3. Woolrich Woolen Mill: 2 Mill Street, Woolrich, PA 17779;  1-800-995-1299 x 2483;
  4. Country Braid House:  462 W Main St, Tilton, NH 03276; (603) 286-4511;; remnants $11/lb; wool yardage at higher prices

    Braiding Supplies        

    Braidkins, Braid Aids, Braid Clamps, Braid Stands, Lacing Cord

  5. See above suppliers
  6. Halcyon Yarn:  12 School St., Bath, ME 04530;  (800-341-0282);  for braid aids, braidkin, and linen and cotton lacing cord. 

    Braiding Instructors

    California:  Dianne Tobias in Davis, CA.  Contact her at:

    Georgia:  Marietta, Georgia: Anne Morton Caldwell teaches rug braiding. Contact her at:

    Maine:  Lebanon, Maine: Pam Rowan.  Visit her website:

    Maine:  Bobbi Mahler of Belgrade, Maine.

    Massachusetts:  Janet Fitzgerald in Harwich MA,

    Oregon:  Sandy Busby in Portland, Oregon.

    Pennsylvania:  Christine Manges in Pittsburgh, PA:

    New Hampshire:  Dorr Mill in Guild, NH: Sandy Luckury.

    New York:  Peggy Watts in Belfast, NY.

    New York:  Helen Condon in Parishville, NY.

    Vermont:  Kris McDermet in Dummerston, VT:

    Vermont:  Mary Ragno teaches in Danville and Westmore, VT.

    Virginia:  Cheryl Hanline in Heathsville, Virgina.

    Washington:  Donna McKeever in Gig Harbor, WA. Contact

    Rug Braiding Guilds

     Colorado:  The Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders’ Guild:

    Maryland:  The Silver Spring Rug Braiders Guild.  Contact Phyllis McIntosh at for more information.

    Massachusetts:  The Bay State Braiders of Boyleston, Massachusetts.   Contact Carol Young at for further information.

    Massachusetts:  The Front Porch Rug Braiding Guild:  Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Janet at for more information.

    Oregon:  Portland, Oregon Rug Braiders’ Guild; contact Sandy Busby:

    Pennsylvania:  The Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild in Harleysville, PA. Contact Christine Manges:

    Pennsylvania:  The Lancaster Area Braiders in Lititz, PA.   More info:;

    Virginia:  The Northern Neck Rug Braiders of Virginia. Contact Cheryl Hanline at: for more information.

    Wisconsin:  The Chippewa Valley Rug Braiders in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.Contact Diane Pecha at

    Wyoming:  The Casper Rug Braiding Guild in Casper, Wyoming. Contact:  Stacey Moore,