Sue Clow has been teaching rag rug making, textile and craft recycling for the past 12 years. She visits all sorts of groups, schools and museums to run workshops. Over the years she has experimented widely with recycling and textile art techniques and has found rag rug making particularly inspiring and versatile. She loves sharing this knowledge and enjoys seeing the resulting creations. Recycling is wonderfully satisfying as it saves waste and provides cheap, often free, arts and crafts materials. Sue also makes hats, bags and rugs for sale and takes commissions. More of Sues work can be seen on: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RagArtStudiosUK & www.facebook.com/ragartstudios
Examples of workshops
- Introduction to rag rug making... how to do hooking , prodding and use a rugger: this workshop covers the basic rag rug making techniques and explains the use of various tools which are commonly found in your tool box
- Rag rug flower making: this workshop gives an introduction to hooking and prodding and results in a finished corsage. The workshop takes 2-3 hours and can be extended to a full day with garland making.
- Rag Rug festive wreaths and garlands: this workshop is a full day resulting in a finished piece and teaches many of the decorative applications of rag rug making.
- Locker Hooking: this rag rug making technique is useful for making really strong rugs from flimsy fabrics and suits geometric designs.
Ruby Roberts also makes rag rugs and recycled textiles and specialises in fine hooked work using yarn. She also runs workshops on needlefelting, plastics recycling and scrap sculpture. Rubys work includes a wide range of creative recycling including making costumes and clothing, pictures and hats. Ruby loves taking commissions and making your ideas come alive however weird and wakky they happen to be. More of her work can be seen on: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RubyJaneTextiles & www.facebook.com/RubyJaneTextiles
We can be booked to come and run a workshop for your group or a craft party for your entertainment – for more information please contact us by email or phone 01974 298100
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