Sunday, 19 January 2014

Another creative Sunday....

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

The Technique!

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..
  

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