Rag rug weaving is a traditional craft that came about because of necessity and practicality as well as a lovely way to share and pass on a craft to others.
Today making rag rugs have enjoyed a revival with the desire to reuse materials, incorporate fabrics that are meaningful and find creative ways to make you can create relatively simple designs or push boundaries for making, depending on the method that you use it can grow quite quickly and is popular for those of us who love to play and experiment and has the advantage that you don’t need to be able to sew all though it can be useful for some of the projects.
For those of you who would like to have a go at creating your own rag rug Jacquie from Willow and Crafts based in Southampton Hampshire is offering a Flower / garden-themed activity at the beautiful Tudor House Museum and Gardens in Southampton
Under her expert guidance Jacquie will guide you in the various techniques needed to create your own small rag rug, take inspiration from the beautiful Tudor garden, a magical place in the heart of Southampton medieval city or bring your own images to inspire your imagination, be it a beautiful flower or a buzzing bee, or a fluttering butterfly the choice is up to you.
At the end of the day, you will be able to take your work home and turn it into an array of items including a cushion, bag, or a wall hanging or give it pride of place and frame it for your wall as your own original piece of art. you are only limited by your imagination
Sunday 11th June 10.15 am -16.15 pm
£50 Refreshments and materials are included