Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

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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 will share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in this workshop, as well as covering cloth and fibre types. Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique works in a circular fashion, weaving in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward. Bring your own material to recycle and find out just what riches can come from rags!

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Trainer Bio:

Ilka White is an artist, designer and maker of textiles. Her work often responds to the forces at play within the natural world and reflects the principals of sustainability. She is a great believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit. An experienced teacher, Ilka's popular classes also reflect her love of the handmade, and her contemporary use of traditional making methods.


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Class Schedule

This workshop runs from 10AM to 3PM

What you will learn
  • Recycle old clothes and fabric
  • Sprial-woven braiding technique

What to bring
  • Clean, worn out cloth you would like to cut into rags for your rug samples.
  • Other items will be advised prior to workshop
What to wear


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27 November 2017 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White



29 October 2017 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

This was a great class - relaxed, fun and inspirational. Ilka is a great teacher. I learnt a lot and came away with the confidence to just "have a go". The samples, demonstrations and links to useful websites was very helpful. I have just finished my first rug and am very pleased with the results. The room was well set up and great to be able to make a cuppa when we wanted and the toilets were close by too. Ceres is always a beautiful place to visit and we enjoyed sitting in the sun and listening to some great music at Ceres market over lunch.


21 October 2017 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. It was fun to learn a new skill, and especially to learn a new craft that doesn't require buying more craft equipment. A very calming pastime.

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