Rag Rugs

What to Bring

  • OPTIONAL: your own material to weave into your rug
  • Your crafty sense of adventure!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Rag Rugs

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 3 hours

What You Get

  • The starting of a beautiful woven rug
  • Fabric to finish off your rug at home (depending on how big you want your rug)

Description

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.

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