we are pairing up with Ilka White to offer you the opportunity to make a wonderful rag rug using upcycled cashmere and merino wool sweater arms. in this two day workshop, Ilka will teach you a braiding technique that will transform fine wool sweater arms into quite possibly the softest & coziest floor covering you've set foot on.
while some rugs are perfect in high traffic areas of your home, these cashmere braided rugs belong where you walk in bare feet, for tender places that you can be soft in.
for this workshop, we have created bundles of cashmere & merino wool sweater arms for you to braid with. each bundle has 20 sets of arms and will make a 36" diameter rug approximately. you can wash your rug in the washing machine, on the most delicate cycle in cold water. hang to dry. we can't wait to see what you do with them!
Ilka White is an artist and teacher living in Australia, whose practice spans textiles, sculpture, cross-disciplinary collaboration & art-in-community. her classes reflect her love of the handmade, her contemporary use of traditional making methods and the principles of sustainability. she will be teaching this workshop online, via zoom, over two days Nov 26 & 27 from 4 - 7 pm EST.
please note: we have done the time zone conversion from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time (Toronto) for her workshop. if you need to look up a different time zone, she has a link on the class sign-up page, where you can calculate the date and start time of her class for wherever you are!.