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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 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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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Julie

21 October 2017 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. It was fun to learn a new skill, and especially to learn a new craft that doesn't require buying more craft equipment. A very calming pastime.

Louise

23 June 2016 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

I learnt how to begin making a braided rag rug. The class exceeded my expectations, instruction was perfectly timed throughout the course of the day. The teacher was very clear in her instruction as well as inspiring and patient. The highlight of the class was actually making progress and having an object to take home and keep working on. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in traditional craft techniques with a focus on recycling. I would recommend Ilka White as an instructor for any class she offers, as she is a very experienced teacher and artist.

Robyn

13 April 2016 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

Ilka is one very patient teacher.This was a very relaxed and positive learning experience for me,which has given me confidence to learn more. I would like to see some sort of followup offered(maybe just a half day))where I can bring my rug/questions etc.. I am guessing this would be of benefit to others who have attended Ilka's class.