Braided Rag Rug Workshop


A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric!

Learn to make fantastic rag rugs using an off-loom, spiral-woven braiding technique. We share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in this one day workshop. Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique weaves in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward. Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags. 

Skill Level:  This class is suitable for anyone over the age of twelve who is excited by making, textiles and upcycling. Men are encouraged to attend.

Your Teacher:  Ilka White is an artist, designer and maker of textiles. Her work often responds to the natural world and reflects the principals of sustainability. She is a great believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit. An experienced teacher, Ilka’s popular classes also reflect her love of the handmade, and her contemporary use of traditional making methods. 

We will provide: A lovely space for a day of creativity, lots of textile scraps to make your rug from, any other tools and equipment

Bring along: Any surplus textiles including old clothes, bedding and remnant or worn-out fabrics.

Where: At our recently relocated bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: No date currently scheduled

Getting here:  We are located in the Hyde St Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See Contact Page for a map

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

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