The “Rug Maker” Comes to OPQG

Laura Jean Pleachet, a former rug maker at Silver Dollar City, joined us for our July monthly meeting. She entertained us with the history of her entry into rug making that started with her grandmother. The tool that she uses today for her craft was designed by her grandmother in the early 1900’s. It looks somwhat like a crochet hook with a point on the other end. All rugs begin with fabric inserted on the tool like this:

Here are some of the beautiful creations that came from Laura Jean and this little tool: