Rag Rug Flower and Garland Workshop

Date/Time
Date(s) - 29 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Celebrate summer making some beautiful rag rug flowers and learn some fantastic textile up-cycling skills. 

At this workshop we will make rag rug flowers brooches, garlands and pictures using the age old techniques called hooking and prodding which are used to make traditional rag rugs. 
 
You will learn everything you need to make larger rag rugs whilst creating some lovely finished pieces on the day. We will recycle old clothes and plastic wrappers, tents and umbrellas into colourful, fun artwork. Wonderful skills for beginners and great recycling skills for future projects too.
 

 

 

 

 

Rag rug making is a wonderful way to recycle old clothes, household textiles, yarns and even sheep fleece.

The techniques are simple, the process is relaxing and thrifty however making a whole rug is a lengthy process.  From this Rag Rug Flower workshop you will take all the skills needed to make larger rugs in the future.

Workshop Tutor:
Workshop leader Sue Clow has been making rag rugs for over 20 years as part of her range of creative textile recycling. She teaches workshops at a variety of venues including museums and festivals and enjoys this down to earth art as part of a small holding life styleSee more on her website and Rag Art Studios Facebook Page  

Sue will provide all the tools and materials you will need but you are welcome to bring your own too. If possible please bring a sharp pair  of scissors. Tools, base fabrics and kits will also be available for sale for you to continue some creative projects at home.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners. 

Places are limited to ten participants per event and must be booked in advance.

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Workshop Fee: £38 per person

NB. There is an additional £5 per workshop for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm including Needle-felting ~ Garden Bird, Pyrography Basics ~ Burn a Butterfly, Upcycling Woolly Blankets, Peg Loom Weaving and Rag Rug Wreaths. Please see our events calendar for our full list.
 
If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge or Shared Dormitory or Eco Campsite.
 
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.
 
 

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