Enrol in Rag Rugs as an Art Form
Course Code: ARTS2583
Explore colour, style, form, and function while creating a delightful mini rag rug. Two different construction techniques for creating a braided or shag rag rug for the wall or the floor will be covered. Traditional or contemporary, structured or free form, incorporating quilter's cottons, silks, lames or designer fabrics, the rag rug offers versatility and a rich mix of colour and luxurious texture. It provides a great opportunity to revisit a quilt fabric stash and/or recycle material such as sheeting, denim, jersey, and more. Following a brief introduction including samples, demonstrations, experiments, and a review on effectively using colour, you will choose the technique and palette, design a layout, and begin constructing a small rag rug. Instruction accommodates all skill levels and particularly suits quilters and textile lovers. You are required to bring a familiar sewing machine in good working order.