Two classes -- one in rug hooking and one in couponing -- are being offered at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in upcoming weeks.
A hands-on, introductory class on rug hooking will be held on Saturdays this fall. Students will complete a small section of a rub using cut wool fabric. Rug hooking developed in New England and Canada in the early 1800s. Rags and scraps were pulled through burlap to form a looped pile to create the rugs. In the 1940s, rug hooking was rediscovered and improved to form tapestry like pieces.
The rug hooking course will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 15. The course will run through Sept. 29, then run again on Saturdays from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3. The course will be held at the New River Campus in Bluffton. Cost is $65, plus $25 paid to the instructor for materials. Students must bring a 14-inch quilting hoop or rug hooking frame and scissors. To register: 843-525-8205.
The couponing class will teach the basics of couponing, budgeting and cutting corners to save money. It will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Beaufort Campus. It will also be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 3 at the New River Campus. The cost is $49. To register: 843-525-8205