2019 Salida

Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild

19th Annual Salida Braid-In

Saturday, July 20 8:00 am – Monday, July 22, 4:30 pm 2019

Reservations are open for the 19th Annual Salida Braid-In!  The Salida Braid-In is an opportunity for braiders of all levels of experience to braid, share ideas, exchange wool, renew and make new acquaintances, all while making progress on a current project.  Braiders come from across the US for 3 glorious days of braiding. 

There are many hiking, rafting, and fishing options for the non-braiders in your family to pursue while you enjoy the camaraderie of braiders from far and wide.

If you need a break, you can enjoy a stroll along the Arkansas River while watching kayakers in the river rapids, or enjoy shopping in the antique and art galleries of historic Salida.

                  Arkansas Headwaters Recreational Area                                                          Historic downtown Salida, ‘F Street’

The word is spreading among braiders that Salida is a beautiful vacation spot for the whole family and our space in the Masonic Hall is limited so be sure to reserve your place soon.  If enrollment is full, you will be notified by email.


The Braid-In takes place in the Masonic Hall; 140 West 3rd St.; Salida, CO 81201.  Salida is a scenic 3-hour-drive from Denver via US Hwy 285 S or I25 S to Pueblo and US 50 W

The Masonic Hall is located in the culinary, artistic, recreational, historic and cultural heart of Salida, 1 block from the historic main street and 3 blocks from the Arkansas River. 



Braid-In Begins: Saturday morning, July 20, doors will open at 8 am and we can braid until 8 pm if desired.
Braiding continues daily into the late evening if you wish on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

Braid-In Ends: Monday afternoon, July 22.  We clear out our braiding by 2:00 pm.  Braiders often enjoy a farewell dinner together in a local restaurant on Monday evening.


·         Your braiding project and supplies

·         A wrapped door prize (suggested $6-$10 value) for our gift exchange.  Of course handmade items have countless value and are widely treasured.

·         Braiding related items you’d like to sell with your prices marked

·         Show and Tell braided items

·         Optional:  a small fan and electrical extension cord.  A guild sewing machine is on site.

MEALS: Some snacks and beverages are provided by the guild.  Everyone can bring something, such as fruit, nuts, and/or baked goods, to add to the daily snacks.  There is a full-service grocery store across the street from our braid in location if you are traveling and want to purchase a snack contribution when you arrive.

Registration for the Braid-In covers the cost of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  On Monday, we have breakfast and lunch only since we leave the building by 2:00 pm.  These meals will be prepared by the braiding group in the kitchen of the Masonic Hall. 

PARKING:  On street parking is available outside the Masonic Hall for loading and for short times or all day in the Safeway grocery parking lot across the street from the Masonic Hall.  

LODGING:  Each braider is responsible for their own lodging reservations.  Salida offers a wide variety of hotels/motels, bed & breakfast, cabins, RV parks and camping and many are pet friendly.    www.salidachamber.org 

QUESTIONS about Braid-In:  June Kittelson 303.771.6885


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Registration Form for the 19th Annual Salida Braid-In

Saturday, July 20 8:00 am – Monday, July 22 2:00 pm     

Name ____________________________________________________________________
(as you want your name listed on your name badge)

Address __________________________________________________________________

City ___________________________ State __________  Postal Code ______________

Phone number while you travel _______________________________

Your preferred Email address _________________________________________________

In case of an emergency:  please notify this person:  ______________________________

Phone number of emergency contact:  ________________________________________

Do we have your permission to share your contact information with other braiders who are attending this braid-in?  Yes ________    No __________


Fee:  $45.00

Please make checks payable to June Kittelson (not RMRBG) and mail this form and your check to:
June Kittelson
7335 S. Lafayette Circle East
Centennial, CO 80122

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, notify June Kittelson, rl.ajkittels@gmail.com, 303.771.6885  

Dawn Erickson,
May 2, 2019, 5:08 PM