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Weave a Peg Loom Rug with @BigSkyTextiles
September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm£35
Come along to this fun and relaxing workshop to create a soft and special rug to bring a little ‘hygge’** to your home.
Using a simple wooden peg loom to show off the beautiful textures of natural materials, you will learn to warp the loom and then weave a thick and cosy rug – perfect for your bedside, bathroom or your lounge. Make one for you, or plan ahead and make one to give as a special Christmas present.
We will be weaving with soft wool selvedge fabric – these are the edging strips from fabric that has been woven on industrial weaving looms and are a chunky 1-2” wide, which will weave up quickly and make a lovely thick and warm woollen rug. Caroline will bring a variety of colours so you can choose which one best matches your chosen room. All materials are included in the price.
You will take home your own unique handwoven rug and also a handout to help you continue weaving at home. Once you’ve learnt the technique, peg loom rugs work really well in lots of different materials – use old sheets to make cosy washable fabric rugs for the bathroom or use wool selvedge fabric or wool roving to make a thick and warm woollen rug.
**hygge – a lovely Danish word that means being really comfortable and cozy, at peace and comfort with your surroundings.
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)