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Braided Rag Rug workshop

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Royal Park

Corner of Hedrick and Warrenheip streets

Buninyong, VIC 3357

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A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric!

Learn to make fantastic rag rugs using an off-loom, spiral-woven braiding technique. We share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in this one day workshop. Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique weaves in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward. Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags…

Instructor: Ilka White

Basic tea/coffee/biscuits supplied.

BYO lunch or pop down to nearby bakery/coffee shops


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event would not be suitable for children under 12

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ballarat bus route 21 services Buninyong but not all the way to the venue. Timetable can be found here - https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/timetable/11372/21-ballarat-station-buninyong-via-federation-university/

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring to the class -
1. Your Lunch
2. Fabric Scissors
3. Clipboard (or a magazine and large bulldog clip) to anchor your braiding.
4. Crochet hook (approx size 4 or 5).
5. If you have examples of recycled rag rugs in your possession, or pictures, please bring them along for show and tell !
6. Clean, worn out cloth you would like to cut into rags for your rug samples:

About the Cloth: Almost anything works in a rag rug, with the exception of terry toweling and extremely stiff fabric such as canvas. Lightly woven, medium-weight cloth that won't fray excessively is recommended, such as worn out clothing, sheets, tablecloths or curtains. T-shirts are fine and other knits can be used, as can denim. If in doubt, bring everything you have and we’ll use what works.
Don’t cut your rags beforehand. We’ll talk about appropriate widths in relation to different fabrics etc as part of the workshop.

Quantity - In our workshop we begin a rug and learn enough technique to complete it at home. I'd say 2-3 shirts, or the equivalent amount of cloth, is enough to bring along to the workshop, but you might like more colours to work with. (Most people's work at the end of the workshop is about the size of a bread & butter / dinner plate. The completed size is up to you, and could range from a small mat to a room-sized rug. You'll have all the skills you need to finish the rug from this workshop.)

Colour - plays a large part in rug design. If the colours of your cast-offs don’t inspire you, pop into the op-shop and collect a broader colour palette of rag cloth to work with. One of the lovely things about learning in a group is there tends to be a bit of rag swapping going on. I also bring quite a few rags to share so you’ll get a wider range than your own cast offs.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email to info@ballaratpermacultureguild.org

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Royal Park

Corner of Hedrick and Warrenheip streets

Buninyong, VIC 3357

Australia

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