Rag rug weaving workshop
Who is this course for?
This workshop is for all abilities. If you are new to weaving this is a great project to start developing your skills and knowledge.
Make use of your old clothes, blankets, jumpers to make a fabulous rug or unique art work.
You will have the opportunity to learn some basic weaving techniques using tools, textiles and other recycled materials. You can practise the skills to build your confidence and then weave your own unique rag rug or art work to take home or give as a gift.
Support and feedback
You will receive lots of encouragement and skills guidance to support you during the course. You will receive feedback to help you to progress with your work.
Additional costs and requirements
Please bring clean fabric remnants that you are happy to cut up and use to weave with. You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge of sewing or weaving, just an interest in trying something new and creating a unique rag rug.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
This is not necessary.
About the tutor
Franca is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled tutor with a passion for all things art and craft. She runs her own business as a printed textile designer, using photography, drawing, painting and digital software to produce colourful work for fabrics, interiors and clothing.
Franca studied Fashion and Textiles to master’s degree level and then trained to teach, gaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Exeter University, specialising in Art and Design. She has worked for many years as a teacher, visiting artist, workshop facilitator and community artist across the South West, providing creative opportunities for people aged 3 to 93! With a wealth of experience across many art and craft disciplines including sewing, dressmaking, textile art, digital art, outdoor installations and land-art, drawing, painting and designing, mixed-media and collage, clay, willow sculpture and lantern making you can feel certain of a positive experience on her courses and workshops.
Food, plants and gardening are also incredibly important to Franca. Alongside her arts she has also worked as a caterer, events manager and Food Tech teacher and finds time to grow a lot of her own fruit, veg and flowers having gained a love of the garden from her mum who was a dedicated plants woman and bio-dynamic gardener.
Whatever activity you choose there will be time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best in a supportive environment.