About the Course
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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Workshop leader Sue Clow is a local textile artist with 30 years experience 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 style. See more on her website and Rag Art Studios Facebook Page.
Sue will provide all tools and materials needed for the workshop and there will be plenty of lovely textile art tools and kits available for sale.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners.
Places are limited to ten participants per event and must be booked in advance.
Click for terms and conditions of booking with Denmark Farm. Free tea and coffee will be available all day but please bring a packed lunch.
NB. There is an additional £5 per workshop for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.
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