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Upcycling Woolly Blankets

Upcycling Woolly Blankets

Discover the art of upcycling woolly blankets and turning them into beautiful pincushions, badges, trivets, cushion pads and rugs.

Make a range of useful household items whilst learning many different textile recycling skills. Using rag rug making techniques of braiding, coiling, hooking and prodding we will make vibrant cushion pads and trivets, pincushions and coasters using up-cycled woollen blankets. 

This workshop concentrates on using one sort of fabric in many different ways. Old wool blankets are a wonderful resource. Wool is a hard wearing natural fibre, it is heat resistant and dyes well. At this workshop we will use rotary cutters to make strips of woven wool dyed in a beautiful array of colours. We will start the day with a display of many different items from large rugs to small badges and demonstrations of all the techniques. You will be able to choose which you would like to make.


Great recycling skills and stunning results expected!

Workshop Tutor:
Workshop leader Sue Clow is a local textile artist with 30 years experince in textile recycling and designing. 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 

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 BirdPyrography Basics ~ Burn a Butterfly and Make a Giant Rag Rug Flower. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 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.
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.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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