Cathy Corbett, a Maine native, 25-year resident of Otisfield and the owner of the Oxford Mill End Store, will be sharing her knowledge of all of the aspects of hand braided rugs at the Raymond-Casco Historical Museum on Route 302 in Casco at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Areas Corbett will be covering include information about the history of braided rugs and why they were created, what materials were most commonly used, color choices and of course the passing along of these pieces from one generation to the next.

She will also be including insightful information concerning the production of wool material in Oxford at the woolen mill that operated there for more than 150 years.

Corbett will also have several braided rugs displayed as well as the tools that are used to make a braided rug. She will also be demonstrating how these tools are used to make a braided rug.

For more information check out www.raymondcascohistory.org or call Pam Grant, 655-2438.

Above is one of many braided rugs crafted by Cathy Corbett that will be on display at Aug. 12’s presentation at the Raymond-Casco Historical Society.


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