Rag Wreath Making Workshop - Saturday 25th November 2017
This item is currently out of stock.
Let every front door be adorned with a beautifully hand-crafted wreath this Christmas!
Join us for this fun-filled creative workshop and make not one but two bespoke wreaths, using the traditional folk craft of rag rugging.
Your day will begin with a brief history of the craft. Your experienced tutor will then guide you though the making process. Using a handmade tool called a 'bodger', and a fantastic array of fabrics, you will have the opportunity to make either a circular or heart-shaped wreath – or one of each! Both of the wreaths you make can be suitably festive, or you may decide to make one for Christmas and one in more neutral colours to enjoy all year round. The choice is very much yours!
All the materials and equipment you need to make your two wreaths will be provided but if you would like to use particular colours, you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. Woollen fabrics such as old jumpers and blankets are ideal. Most fabrics are suitable, just as long as they don't have a sheen that is likely to make them too slippy to work with.
This workshop is designed to be fun and relaxing. The workshop is perfect for beginners and will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. As with all of our workshops, there will be a pause for lunch, which is provided, and there may even be time for tea and cake in the afternoon!
Wreaths make incredibly thoughtful Christmas, Birthday and New Home gifts so you may well decide to make others for your friends and family. Should you wish to continue to use your new found skills when you get home, the 'bodger' tool used to make your wreaths will be available to purchase on the day.