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Braided Rag Rugs – Bendigo

Rag Rug AliceSprings cropA great way to recycle old clothes and fabric!

Join Ilka in the La Trobe Art Institute Gallery and 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…

Dates: Wednesday Sep. 25 (OR) Tuesday Oct. 15 10am – 4pm

Venue: LaTrobe Art Institute. View St, Bendigo

Cost: $95

Bookings: EMAIL ILKA HERE

Interwoven:
These workshops are part of the public program for INTERWOVEN:
A cross-cultural + trans-generational weaving collaboration of La Trobe Art Institute + Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Cultural Hub (Bendigo).

Note that people visiting the LAI gallery during Interwoven will be able to observe our progress throughout the workshop. By teaching and learning in the gallery / making space, our classes will make all stages of the weaving process visible to the public – rather than leaving it behind the scenes where it often remains mysterious and inaccessible.

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