Down East Doormats Weaving Classes

Weave a Colorful Maine Lobster Rope Mat

Join us for fun, creative classes that any adult can do. You will hear fascinating stories about Maine lobstering as you receive professional weaving instruction. And, not only will you enjoy learning to weave, but you will take home a colorful, durable all-weather doormat. 


Penny founded the Maine Float Rope Co, home of Down East Doormats, starting New England’s craze for the unique colorful lobster trap rope mats. These fun and durable rugs were featured in Elle, Bon Appetite, Down East Magazine, Yankee, Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart and many more. They were sold throughout the US and internationally. Down East Doormats was the Winner of Best New Product at the New England Products Show. Penny’s aesthetic sense of design can be seen not only in her doormats but as evidenced in her 1850s repurposed post and beam barns which she has turned into her charming AirBnB rentals, Thistledown Farm’s Pennysworth, Udder Heaven, Sheep Shed Cottage, Penny’s Perch, The Pemaquid and The Penobscot.