THIS CLASS IS PART OF MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL’S FASHION CULTURE PROGRAM
Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose: Come along and learn how to make your own beautiful rug from upcycled fabric and a series of Amish or toothbrush knots – keeping textile waste out of landfill while learning new skills and starting a project for your home!
Your wonderful teacher Val will have lots of pretty fabrics to choose from but you are also welcome to bring in your own – a lovely way to put sentimental fabrics and old garments to use.
What will we cover?
In this hands-on class you will:
- Learn and practice how to create an Amish knot
- Learn where to source and how to select suitable fabric
- Learn who to best cut and rip fabric yarn
- Learn to join fabric strips
- Learn and practice how to start a round rug
- Learn how to finish off your rug (so you can continue working on your rug at home to achieve your chosen size)
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Discounted Early Bird tickets
- Quiet Spaces
- Free Ticket for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter (Upon Request)
Who will be teaching?
Valerie (she/her) is a passionate crafter and rag rug maker.
Her mission is to make use of fabric scraps and re-purpose fabric to avoid fabric going to landfill.
Valerie uses a number of rag rug techniques including Amish knot and crochet.
Pic Teacher’s Own Creation
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot an email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.