Rag rugs

To prove that other craft experiences are available, Mary has been in touch:

I will be running a couple of funky 'Rag Rug' workshops at Pat-a Cake Cafe, 358 Brockley Rd opposite Crofton Pk Station, on 28th February 11-1pm and 4-6pm (£30 per person)

This two hour workshop introduces you to the fascinating and satisfying craft of rag rugs, showing you a simple technique which you can use to make beautiful pieces which express your creativity as well as making something unique and useful.

The simplicity of the technique allows you to focus on the design, colour and fun aspects of your piece, and all sorts of materials can be used ranging from wool, lurex, velvet to plastic bags. In this workshop we will learn the skills to make a 'proddy' rug using mostly wool on a hessian backing. All tools and materials are provided, the inspiration and creativity are yours.


Anonymous said...

I've recently been to one of Marys workshops and it was great fun, relaxing and really enjoyable. I learnt a new skill and came away with a lovely quilt. Highly recommended.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary

Thank you so much for a really inspirational 2 hours this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and feel compelled to continue the creative process of making rag rugs! The beauty lies in the simplicity of the techinique and yet the wealth of creative possibilities it opens up - different shaped rugs, using different fabrics and materials, using a distinct pattern or template or improvising as you go along in a wonderfully abstract creative way......the possibilities are endless. Fantastic! There is also something moving about using a vintage tool that someone else has used in the past - recyled material and recycled tools- wonderful.

MMcGeown said...

I will be at the Pat-a-Cake cafe at Crofton Pk on Tuesdays 11-1pm for booked workshops - and at The Gardens Cafe, Peckham Rye on Friday mornings 9-11ish.... If you would like to find out more just pop in or email me at mbmcgeown@yahoo.co.uk

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