Today was another chance for me to try a technique I've not used before. A rag rug workshop was being held at the new Barnoon Workshops in St Ives (actually an old toilet block which has recently opened as a creative venue in the town - you would never know it was once full of loos!).
The workshop was being run by textile artist Jo McIntosh who has a passion for colour & texture. She started by giving a brief history of rag rug making before letting us loose on her fabulous bag of fabrics! After deciding on a simple design for a first attempt & being shown the technique required we made a start....the 3 hour workshop flew by & what a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We have all promised to continue with our pieces - they will certainly be a labor of love & I now appreciate the time & effort involved in making these pieces
What a great setting for a venue.....
The hessian base
Deciding on colours
Inspiration from the books supplied...
Cutting the strips of fabric
Ready to start
Everyone working hard....
T-shirt fabric works well
Zoe has a lot of work to do over the next few months!
Starting to fill in the flower..