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Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

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by CERES



Description

A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric.! Learn to make fantastic rag rugs using an off-loom, spiral-woven braiding technique. We will share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in this workshop, as well as covering cloth and fibre types. Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique works in a circular fashion, weaving in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward. Bring your own material to recycle and find out just what riches can come from rags!

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

Trainer Bio:

Ilka White is an artist, designer and maker of textiles. Her work often responds to the forces at play within 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.

 

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Class Schedule

This workshop runs from 10AM to 3PM

What you will learn
  • Recycle old clothes and fabric
  • Sprial-woven braiding technique

What to bring
  • Clean, worn out cloth you would like to cut into rags for your rug samples.
  • Other items will be advised prior to workshop
What to wear

Casual


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CERES

Vendor sincce 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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Emily

19 February 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

This was a well-presented, informative workshop where Ilka introduced us to a wide variety of rag rug braiding techniques. And it's so satisfying to make something beautiful out of worn-out old clothes and linens!

Martine

15 February 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

loved the class, always love learning from Ilka, and fun people to share with. Great venue. Only slight thing to mention was the email sent for preparation for class was not clear on one item and its usage, ie the clip board which I assumed for writing on however it was for use in the craft and i brought alternative writing material instead of clip board and paper. Fortunately, Ilka had spares.

Tuesday

12 February 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

I really enjoyed the braided rag rug workshop with Ilka White. Ilka is a great teacher. I particularly liked her ways of illustrating the tricky bits with a perfect example, story or metaphor. The rugs are highly addictive and use up all those old sheets that really should depart the closet.

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