Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

Next Available: Sat, 08 Dec 10:00AM
5.0 hours
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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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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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18 August 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

The course was organised, clear, informative and enjoyable! The atmosphere was relaxed and Ilka gave us lots of expert advice, individual time and made it fun to learn the process of making it. And she left us with ideas and encouragement to keep going with our started projects. The room was comfortable and well equipped, and CERES has good onsite facilities, food options and parking.


25 February 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

Not knowing what to expect, I learned a lot about braiding. I have been practicing at home but haven't been successful at putting it all together.


19 February 2018 • Braided Rag Rugs with Ilka White

This was a well-presented, informative workshop where Ilka introduced us to a wide variety of rag rug braiding techniques. And it's so satisfying to make something beautiful out of worn-out old clothes and linens!

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