Making Woven Chenille for a Pile Rug

About Making Woven Chenille for a Pile Rug

In this lecture/demo, you will gain basic information on making your own woven chenille from stash and leftovers. Then learn how to design a pile rug, including detailed calculations for determining the amount of warp and weft needed. Mary will also discuss and demonstrate setting up the loom, finishing, cutting, and tying methods for woven chenille. Leave ready to try weaving a pile rug with your own handwoven chenille.

This class is limited to 60 students.

Class Materials Needed


Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Beginner - able to warp a loom.


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Single session on Saturday, February 25, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 19:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Making Woven Chenille for a Pile Rug
Mary Mandarino

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Mary Mandarino

Mary Mandarino

Mary Mandarino has a BS from Washington and Jefferson College, and 30+ years of weaving experience. As a member of the Weavers' Guild of Boston she currently serves as the Publicity and Social Media Chair. In the past, she has served as Treasurer, Special Workshop Program Chair, and Morning Workshop Chair. Mary has been the Treasurer for the New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) and has taught at the Weavers Guild of Boston, Cranberry Guild and the Springfield Weavers Guild. Mary also teaches hand painted yarns for the weaver. She is an active member of the South End Woven Collaborative in Boston’s South End SOWA Art and Design District and the Danforth Weavers.

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MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

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