According to nationalcalendar.com, National Lumpy Rug Day is observed each year on May 3. Some people view National Lumpy Rug day as a day to appreciate a good, clean rug and incorporate that into spring cleaning (but who wants to clean?). Others enjoy old lumpy rugs and the simple comfort they bring to our homes. And still others want to learn their history and how they are made! Nationally recognized author and rug braider Christine Manges (Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding: Basics, Borders, and Beyond) will introduce you to this uniquely American art form with a lecture on the history of rug braiding followed by a demonstration of her craft. Those who would like to learn rug braiding are invited to register for an introductory workshop with Christine (kit provided) on May 17th.