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Braided Rag Rugs

May 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric – learn to make beautiful rag rugs, discovering an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities!

This off- loom spiral braiding technique weaves in as it goes with no need to stitch up afterwards. Ideal for rag rugs, the method also lends itself to a wide variety of materials in 2 or 3 dimensions.

By altering the tone, texture and contrast of different materials, you can create rugs, basketry and more. Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags.

Ilka White’s practice spans projects in textiles, drawing, sculpture and installation, art-in-community and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Direct engagement with the natural world and an interest in world textile traditions inform her making and teaching practice. Ilka taught Contemporary Art and Design, Weaving and Textile History at RMIT for 12 years and now teaches throughout the country. She exhibits internationally and her work has appeared in a host of publications and public collections. Ilka’s popular workshops reflect the principles of sustainability alongside a love of the handmade and make contemporary use of traditional methods. She is a strong believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit! ilkawhite.com.au

We will have a shared lunch, with home made flat breads and baked vegetables. Please bring a package free vegetarian filling to share. Afternoon tea will be provided with gluten free options.
A small introductory tour of ORTO farm will also be facilitated throughout the day.
Parking available on site. All bookings to be made through Ilka White. No bookings to be made on this site.
BOOKINGS and Payment please visit Ilka White
Arrivederci! Cari amici.


May 10, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


ORTO Straw Eco Farm
100 Allisons Road
Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia
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Ilka White