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Modern Rag Rug Techniques
Modern Rag Rug Techniques

Tue, 01 Mar


Fair Trader

Modern Rag Rug Techniques

Try out a modern take on a heritage craft.

Time & Location

01 Mar 2022, 18:00 – 20:00

Fair Trader, 32-34 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 2JS, UK

About the event

​​Rag Rugging is a technique traditionally used to turn rags into textural rags.  It has a rich history of varying techniques region to region, with a common thread of upcycling scraps into tactile homewares. In this open ended session you'll learn two versatile rag rug techniques that can be used to make a piece of wall art, homewares, a brooch or more. As rag rugging takes a long time to complete you may not finish your piece in the session (but if you opt to do a brooch you will do) but will go away with tools and skills to complete it. There will be a wide range of fabric scraps, recycled materials, colourful rope, buttons and other things to choose from to make your piece unique.  

The workshop will be lead by Kim Searle who runs a wide range of sustainable workshops as Darn It! Workshops. If you have any questions message

Skill level: suitable for beginners.

Healthy & Safety: during the workshop everyone will have their own materials and tools. Sanitiser and disinfectant will be available. If you feel unwell please let us know and stay home. We’d ask people to wear face masks unless medically exempt.  The workshop is on the ground floor of the Fair Trader, accessible around the side of the building- however a toilet isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Course conditions:the workshop needs minimum numbers to run. In the unlikely event it doesn't meet this the workshop will be cancelled. Your booking is secured by payment and if you choose to cancel you get a refund up to 7 days before the event however after that no refund can be given.  Please don’t arrive more than 10 minutes before the workshop starts unless previously discussed.

Tickets: £25. You can book tickets here.

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