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Rag Rug Workshop
Sun. 28 August 2016, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST
IT'S TIME TO GET CRAFTY!
As a part of our Pop Up Suitcase Rummage's at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE we are hosting a Crafternoon (aka Craft workshops!) in the lovely greenery alongside the Rummage Market.
Our workshop for June is making the old thrifty Rag Rug! Join Naomi Huntsman - The Sewloist - (and one of our very own Rummage team!) to learn the technique of making Rugs from up-cycled fabric and remnants.
Making Rag Rugs is a great way to up-cycle bed linen, old clothing, and to make use of your growing fabric stash. Using only a safety pin and strips of fabric you will learn to weave together a textural, colourful and beautiful rug!
We will provide a selection of fabrics to work with on the day, however you are more than welcome to bring your own along. If you do, please make sure it is lightweight woven cottons that can be torn easily into strips - this is how we make a Rag Rug.
Please note: This workshop gives you the starting point and technique for making rag rugs, the process of making a complete rug will take more than 2 hours. This means that you will be taking your project home with you to complete, but you will have the skills and know how to make it!
When: Sunday September 25th, 2016
Where: Performance Lawn, Brisbane Powerhouse (this is the grassy area to the left of the Powerhouse Building. Please look for the Suitcase Rummage Market, the workshop will be set up opposite this.)
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Cost: $40 (+bf)
Suitable for keen crafters of 12 years and up! If you are under the age of 15, we ask that you are accompanied by an adult. The workshop will be taught at an adult level. You do not need any prior art or craft experience - you will learn all the skills necessary to make your Rag Rug during the workshop. The workshop will have a maximum of 8 participants, so it will be an intimate and hands on learning experience.
Who is Naomi Hunstman and The Sewloist?
The Sewloist is an Indie Sewing Pattern Company which endeavours to blend fashion, creativity and craftwork within a socially interactive and educational platform. By engaging women in the design and production process I aim to contribute to their skills development and empowerment through creation.
Based in Brisbane Queensland, each of The Sewloist designs are produced by Naomi Huntsman, in her solar-powered studio, with only the paper patterns being out-sourced to a local printing company.
Having studied and worked in fashion and dabbled in her own clothing label, Naomi soon realised the importance of sustainable practice both in business and everyday life. Seeking to create positive change and to provide a more meaningful experience when it comes to our relationship to clothing this Indie Sewing Pattern Company was conceived.
At www.thesewloist.com you will find various tips and insider knowledge to enable you to create well-made and individual clothing from a selection of exclusive Sewing Patterns, Projects and Tutorials.
You're encouraged to share your experiences amongst like-minded people as we collectively foster a friendly and supportive online creative community.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Unfortunately, we are unable to refund tickets in any circumstances. All materials are based on the number of participants attending and are pre purchased. If you can no longer make the workshop, you are more than welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend to come in your place - please email us to let us know of the change.