Ilka White came to teach us and brought skills she has honed for over thirty years. Her weaving and braiding skills, her technical and creative skills. All thrown together to create something from nothing, something from very little.
Our skills are our wealth and our education too. To be able to research and learn from others, to be able to make something from scratch, that is our wealth.
Ilka is a master weaver and more importantly a passionate and dedicated sustainability practitioner. Her care for the world she lives in motivates everything she does and informs her classes.
Fabric is given a new life and diverted from landfill. All sorts of fabric, from old jeans, to T-shirts, to old stockings and singlets. All of it can be used to make a very beautiful floor rug.
Next year I hope to facilitate another braided rag rug class because rags can be turned into riches! Thank you dear Ilka White.