Proddy Rug Making Class

How to upcycle old clothes and textiles to make a new rug or wall hanging



3 hours Class size 8 to 14     label $80 ($100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Made by prodding or poking strips of fabric through burlap or linen from the backside, proddy rugs are a fabulous way of upcycling unwanted clothes and textiles into floor rugs or wall hangings. In their early days, they were often made for more utilitarian use such as by the backdoor as their pile hides the dirt well.

Working on a small piece of hessian, you will create a design and be taught how to poke the rug through the back or through the front using a crochet hook. You can use any material for proddy, however, we will use t-shirt strips for this lesson because of their tensility and ability to grab the hessian.

Rag rugs made this way have many names: clippies, proddies, stobbies, pricked. In Northumberland, they are called proggy mats, and in Scotland, they are called clootie mats.

What you will learn:

  • About some of the options for textile waste to avoid it going to landfill.
  • How to efficiently create 't-shirt ribbon' so that very little is wasted.
  • Putting your design onto the rug
  • The looping and knotting technique.

Important note: You will not complete your artwork, you will have the skills to continue it at home.

Terms and Conditions:
We work very hard to reach our minimum numbers for every workshop, but sometimes (not very often) we just don't get there. When this happens, we need to cancel. To be fair to our team members and to you, we make this decision around five business days before the event. If we cancel the workshop, we will be in touch to organise a full refund.

Add-on available for this class
  • BYO (RSA) ($100)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No experience required.
 
What you'll get
  • Three hours of expert tuition
  • The hessian base of the rug and frame to work on that you can reuse.
  • A selection of t-shirt fabrics to choose from
  • The skills to continue on their own
What to bring
Please bring a 3 to 4.5 crochet hook (we do have spares you can borrow)
Two t-shirts you want to upcycle and share (different colours is ideal).
We will provide scissors but if you have your own 'special' ones bring them along.
Location

30 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Tempe station (600m).

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We are a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources.

We run workshops for kids, adults and community groups so everyone can learn how to consume less and make more! With us, you'll see the creative potential in leftover and castaway materials to save them from going into landfill.

At Reverse Garbage you’ll find the materials, skills and inspiration you need to live more creatively, more sustainably and more meaningfully.


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