The San Dieguito Heritage Museum offers up every Saturday and Sunday through June. This month, attendants can learn an old technique for rug making.
During the whole month of January, the Heritage Museum is presenting the history of the . During the 19th century, machine production of cloth was obsolete and braided rugs were the thing to make. According to the Heritage museum, people took old bits of clothing and rags, cut them, sewed them together and then wound them into strips. Those strips were then braided to add strength and texture and coiled and stitched together to make a durable covering for the floor.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, families can visit the museum from noon to 4 p.m. and make their own braided rugs, just like the pioneers did. Textiles and materials will be provided and technique will be taught.
Keep an eye out for future free family activities at the museum, like:
- rock painting and acorn grinding
- adobe brick making, cattle roping and soap makingbutter making, washboard clothes washing and quilt making
- seed planting, plant identification and plant dyeing
- balsa mini-surfboard shaping, kelp cookie making and ocean awareness experiences
This is a free activity provided by the . For any questions or additional information, call up the museum at 760-632-9711. Have fun braiding rugs with your family this weekend!