Rug braiding class scheduled in Summersville

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering a one-day rug braiding class in Summersville on Monday, June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. 

Mindy Bennett will lead the class. She is the owner of The Wood Shop in WV, an e-commerce store, and has been making crafts including wood products, painted items, and braided rugs for approximately 30 years. Bennett will teach students her technique using old flat sheets. The end result can be as small as a pot holder or as large as an area rug.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, June 21, and the cost for the class is $35. 

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about workforce classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469 or

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).