Rag rugging

Friday 19 May 2017

9.30am-4pm

The course

Rag rugging is a uniquely accessible folk craft. Over two centuries rag-rugs, made mainly by women, reflected the everyday life of different communities in the U.K. and North America. Rug making fitted in with home life, filling long winter evenings and satisfying creative and practical needs. Come and get hooked!
Make a rug, a cushion, a bag…. the only limit is your imagination.

The tutor

Linda Chivers is a textile artist handmaking items from vintage and recycled fabrics including rag rugs, quilts and cushions.

Participant information

Essential
Crochet hooks sizes 4 or 5 (2.5mm & 3.00mm)Sharp fabric scissors

Also useful
Any other latch hooks or prodders
Fabrics, remnants, old t-shirts, leggings etc, plastic bags, string, anything that can be cut into strips Ruler, pens, pencils, markers, paper
Books, magazines for inspiration and creativity!
Backing fabric can be purchased from the
tutor, but bring anything suitable if you have it.

Fee

£55 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The tutor will have additional  materials available for purchase if you want to continue more projects at home.
The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.

Booking

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