Find out just what riches can come from rags! Rag Rugs are a great way to upcycle fabrics or clothing and add a delightful touch to any room within your home. Learn how to cut your fabric and join your strips, and then hand sew/weave into a beautiful handmade rug!
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.
About Roz Fenson
I have worked in kaleidoscope of creative industries from theatre, film, television, events and toy design for over 30 years. There is very little materials or techniques that I have not embraced. I love the challenge of seeing something and working out how to manufacture it.
In 2002,I retired from the corporate world to raise a family and to develop an art practice based on an ancient leather craft technique – “cuir boule”. My work was exhibited in galleries and exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, and was a popular catwalk accessory choice amongst fashion designers.
However, it was my love of sustainable living that began my journey of sharing knowledge through workshops and giving back to the community.
I wanted to share those holistic benefits I’d known all my life, that came from being able to retreat from the world, loose time and simply “be”.
I believe that the creative process is not only relaxing but empowering and that everyone has the potential to make beautiful things.
My workshops are like events. My role is not only to teach, but make sure that everyone feels that their experience has been worthwhile.
- The starting of a beautiful woven rug
- Fabric to finish off your rug at home (depending on how big you want your rug)
- OPTIONAL: your own material to weave into your rug
- Your crafty sense of adventure!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.