Back to the workshop....it was very well attended and I am sure that everyone really enjoyed themselves. I think the hardest part is remembering how to start off the rug as I had been to one of the past workshops but had forgotten how to do that. Once you have the tension right you are off and running. I made mine a bit too tight and then missed a few 'holes' so mine was turning into a square not an oval :-) It was all just a bit of practice and a lot of fun and I will make another one and try and do a tutorial as Annabel from the Blue Birds are Nesting asked me to do one.
It was interesting to see how the different coloured fabric strips looked after a few rows had been finished.
There was such a variety.
Once you have made a few rows you can decide if you are happy with the colour scheme or would rather a different one before going any further.
You can use old sheets, doona covers, fabric scraps or whatever you have at home rather than buying any new fabric.
This was Shiralee's rug which is looking a lot neater than mine is :-)
Some of the more experienced 'rag ruggers' brought along their rugs and a couple were still being worked on.
There were a couple of circle shaped ones as well as oval shapes.
So, all in all, it was a lovely morning and there was lots of chatter and laughing. Our next workshop will be held on the 21st March and we will be shown how to make homemade health and beauty products. You can find more information here and, if you would like to come, then fill out the form on this page. It should be a very informative workshop so spread the word if you know anyone who lives in the Toowoomba region who would be interested.
Have a great weekend everyone!