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Rag rugs. They were "hot" in the 70's and now they are back! Dedri has even written a book about them. These items make excellent, useful gifts and allow you to "paint" with yarn as well as the added benefit of recycling and using up left over yarn stash.
They are great for using up various scraps of left over yarn of different weights, composition and colours of yarn - creating a rope of yarn that is then crocheted into a rug.
This method of crocheting tubes of fabric or yarn can also be applied to left over strips of rags cut from old sheets or pre-purchased t-shirt yarn.
*If you wish to use old fabric to create a rag rug made of fabric you must bring some tubular pieces of fabric such as pillowcases or T-Shirts AND a circular rotary cutter. You can purchase a circular cutter in advance from here at Crochet Australia.
In this workshop Dedri will show you how to explore creating rugs out of multiple strands of scrap yarn held together as well as using fabric. It's your choice.
You will learn how to work with multiple strands and figure out the best balance between hook, texture and comfort.
You will learn how to choose which colours work best together and how to fix "bulging" or rippling as your project grows. You will also be taught the different sturdy edging options.
Dedri is providing full patterns for all of her workshops on the day!
Please bring the following to workshop:
Multiple balls of scrap yarn in any colour you want to use. These can be shades of something you like - blue or random colours. Yarn left over from old projects is a good choice because the odds are you liked the colours and how they played together. Another idea is to gather up balls of yarn you can't quite part with but don't think you will ever use. Colour change or hand dyed yarns work well too.
If you wish to make a fabric rag rug - bring tubular pieces of fabric such as pillowcases or T-shirts AND a circular rotary cutter such as the one linked to above.
8mm, 9mm, 10mm hooks
Large yarn needle
Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.
Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day!