Masterclass > Braided Rugs with Ilka White

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Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags!

Join artist Ilka White for a special-skills based Masterclass. Ilka shares a wonderful way to weave old clothes into beautiful rugs using an off-loom, spiral braiding technique. This braiding technique weaves in as you go so there is no stitching up required afterward. An inspiring range of colour and design possibility is introduced in this one-day workshop. Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’.

Participants are asked to bring along clean, worn out cloth to cut into rags. All weaving tools are provided. Spots are limited, so book in quick!

WHEN > Saturday 3 September 2022
TIME > 10AM to 4PM
VENUE > Linden Workshop, rear 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
COST > $110

About the Artist


Ilka White’s practice spans textiles, sculpture and installation and art-in-community. Her popular workshops reflect the principles of sustainability and make contemporary use of traditional making methods. She is a great believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit!

For more information on Ilka and her work see:
Website: ilkawhite.com.au
Instagram: @ilkawhite

> What this course includes:

  • A take home material pack - including fabric scissors, crochet hook and clipboard 
  • Tea and coffee

> What to bring:

  • Clean, worn out cloth you would like to cut into rags for your rug samples.
    • The cloth can be anything from old t-shirts to woven or knitted fabric scraps.
    • Mid-weight material that doesn't fray works best 
    • Please do not cut your rags beforehand as the appropriate way to cut the cloth will be discussed in the workshop 
  • Lunch and water bottle. 
  • If you have examples of recycled rag rugs in your possession, or pictures, bring them along for show & tell!

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