Upcycle – Weave a Floor Rug

What to Bring

  • We will be supplying materials, but we welcome you to bring anything along that you may like to weave with to help create a more personalised rug.
  • Things that you may have lying around the home that will work: old pantyhose, mens ties, plastic bags, fabric off cuts, old tshirts, scarves, ribbons, tea towels, pillowcases, bed sheets, curtains…the ideas are endless!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Upcycle – Weave a Floor Rug

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Sunday, 21 June 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

What You Will Learn

  • Weave a floor rug, perfect for use in your bathroom or kitchen, or as a welcome doormat.
  • Repurpose old clothing, bed linen and fabric offcuts to create a hardy and unique floor mat.

What You Get

  • You will learn techniques to turn a tshirt into a continuous ball of yarn, as well as how to use anything as a weaving loom (a great skill to have in case of an apocalypse).

Description

As part of Work-shop Makery’s programme of activities and events on the theme of Upcycling in the month of June, we are delighted to have Miss Helen presenting an upcycling weaving class!

In this class we will be weaving a floor rug, perfect for use in your bathroom or kitchen, or as a welcome doormat. Using upcycled materials we will repurpose old clothing, bed linen and fabric offcuts to create a hardy and unique floor mat.

Maaike from Furniture Resurrection and Work-Shop Makery’s very own Maple Rose will be kindly donating fabric offcuts to use in this class too – which will help make your pieces extra special.

About Miss Helen

Miss Helen is a mixed media contemporary artist and graphic designer who works in textiles and paper.

She makes zines, spins yarn, makes pom poms, postcards, full scale installations, surface design and knits, crochets, weaves and embroiders. She likes to combine kawaii aesthetics with an appreciation for the natural world, over processed petroleum based pink plastic with hand washed and processed alpaca, rough quartz stone with glitter glue, post riot grrrl sensibilities with an appreciation for slow living.

She is passionate about the process of making, and of using the process as a self-soothing meditative practice. She believes in the invisible magic that a handmade item carries as well as the sense of empowerment the maker grows through making and completing beautiful tangible projects that reflect their identity.

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