The inaugural meeting will be held on April 20 at 1 p.m. All those interested in rug braiding are welcome.
The meeting will be led by Beverly Sullivan, a rug braiding instructor form Fort Collins, Colo. Sullivan is a member of the Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild, based in Denver. Sullivan will discuss materials, equipment, and ideas for the creation of a local guild.
The Casper guild will be modeled after the Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild, which was established in 1996. The Colorado guild has no officers, and requires no dues. It is simply a group of people interested in learning how to create a unique, American folk art.
The NHTIC is currently presenting a temporary exhibit, “Step on It: Braided Rugs by Norma Sturges.” The exhibit shows 28 braided rugs by nationally recognized fiber artist and author Norma Sturges, of Casper. The exhibit runs through April 30.
The Casper rug braiding guild is supported by the Wyoming Fiber Trails Project, an on-line resource that promotes the fiber arts. For more information on the Wyoming Fiber Trails Project, visit www.wyomingfibertrails.org
For more information, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.