Braided Rag Rug Workshop Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Spiral Braided Rag Rugs
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.
Our small class numbers (max 6) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to proceed.
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. Read more about Ilka here
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: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.
When: Sunday October 10am – 4.30
Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions
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