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Rug Making Workshop - Parra Pickers December 2019

Thu 19th Dec 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$16.50 - $22 AUD + BF

$16.50 - $22 AUD + BF

Parra Pickers

Rug Making Workshop - Parra Pickers December 2019

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Thu 19th Dec 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Bower Repair and Reuse Centre Co-op Ltd.
1/4-14 Hunter St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

Event description

In this DIY workshop, you will learn how to create unique and functional circular rugs (see photos), coasters and bowls through repurposing bedlinen or other woven fabric remnants. By the end of the class you will have created the centre of your rug/coaster/bowl and have the skills to complete the project at home as well as acquiring the knowledge to create more up-cycled handmade rugs from scratch. We challenge you to a better gift this Christmas for any of your loved ones, after all, who doesn't need a handmade rug in their homes.

This workshop is for kids (10 +) and adults. 

Parent-Children duos will make a great pair to do this workshop with. 

Materials Required per person

- 100% cotton or polycotton woven fabric (non-stretch) can be bed sheets, doona covers, quilting fabric (either 2 pieces each no small smaller than 100cm x 50 cm or 1 piece no smaller than 50cm x 100cm

- scissors

- a wooden tool (see photo) or a 38mm safety pin

(we will also be selling material at the venue for a minimum price of $2-4, but we highly recommend, you reuse what you have at home)

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Parra Pickers, Trash & Treasure Market is a quarterly second-hand flea market in Parramatta, that hosts a range of stalls that sell vintage household items, bric-a-brac and preloved clothes. The Christmas markets will host a bunch of DIY workshops for rug making, pottery, painting, other art and jewellery making from recycled and reclaimed material among others.

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