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Learn the art of rag rug making

Discover the art of rag rug with textile artist Liz Shackleton. Embrace the joy of crafting with recycled materials and weave connections with like-minded individuals in an environment that fosters creativity and camaraderie.

This one day workshop will run

from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday 23 March 2024

Expert Guidance: Learn from an experienced and talented instructor who is passionate about textiles and rug making. Liz will guide you on all aspects of rug making, from selecting the perfect recycled fabrics to mastering rug-making techniques, she will guide you every step of the way. You will also learn through interacting with others in the workshop as we learn and explore together with Liz there to give us expert time saving tips and techniques.

Taking inspiration from Bauhaus design we will map out some simple geometric patterns to get you started on your first project.

  • Recycled Magic: Dive into the world of eco-friendly making as we transform discarded fabrics into vibrant, functional masterpieces. Each rug tells a unique story, bringing new life to materials that would otherwise be forgotten.

  • Community Spirit: Join our inclusive and friendly workshop atmosphere, where you will be welcomed and can learn at your own level of tuition from more experienced designers to absolute beginners. Experience the thrill of making something beautiful from the ordinary.

  • Environmental Impact: Feel good about your making journey! By utilizing recycled materials, you contribute to a greener planet while creating stunning rugs that reflect your personal style.

This is a fundraising workshop, providing expert tuition and the funds raised will go to supporting the vital work that the Fressingfield Shed is doing in the community. For shed members who are interested in the art of rag rug making, we will be running drop-in DIY rug sessions in the new year, please stay in touch for details and make sure to fill out your membership forms to get involved.

Now sold out - You can join our waitlist if you can't make this one

Now sold out - You can join our waitlist if you can't make this one

What to expect
You will learn a solid introduction to the technique:

How to set up a frame
Tools to use
Blocking out a design
Choose the best fabric for your design
Hooking and progging techniques
Practice with tuition to get your design started

The workshop will be held in the beautiful and striking Chapel Hall Arts, Cratfield Road,
Fressingfield IP21 5QD

Starting at 10am, finishing at 4:30pm

Saturday 23 March 2024

Bring your own lunch, tea and cake will be provided

Materials will be provided - you can use our tools or purchase tools on the day if you don't have your own. A full tool list will be provided upon registration

This workshop is a fundraising activity for the Fressingfield Shed and all money raised will go toward supporting the shed.
Thank you for your support!

£80 for the full day workshop
*note: if you can't afford this workshop but would like to get involved with rag rug making, please do get in touch to discuss how to access drop in sessions at the shed beginning in April 2024

Fressingfield Shed Members* get a 25% discount on all courses and workshops

Costs and Registration

Payment Options

Pay via donation using the online donation portal Collctiv

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