West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Christmas Rag Wreaths

New for Christmas 2017. Gill Curwen is a textile artist specialising in rag rugs. She uses all the traditional techniques and for this Christmas wreath she will particularly focus on Prodding and Quillie. What wonderful terms. She shares the West Moss-side ethos of using natural materials (maybe with a little sparkle!), re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle, up-cycle and generally be kind to the planet and make beautiful things! Oh .. and have fun and eat cake!

Title Christmas Rag Wreaths with Gill Curwen

In this workshop you will learn how to create your own beautiful Christmas rag wreath.  Gill will share with you a range of traditional rag rug techniques for making the wreath - Prodding  and Quillie also known as Standing Wool.You will also learn how to create rag rug flowers and leaves and look at the best fabrics to achieve that sumptuous christmassy texture. Buttons, beads and sparkly things - to add to the cheer. 




About the tutor
Gill Curwen is a textile artist and rag rug artist.

You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
You will be one member of a small group, and so will receive as much guidance and support as you need. You do not need to have any experience, though there will be ample opportunity to further develop your skills, should you have tried rag rug making before.
Course format
After completing this course...
You will take home a very special wreath as well as a head full of ideas and new skills.

Duration This is a one-day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:30
Dates Nov 18, 2017
Meals Country farmhouse fare will be provided together with generous supplies of teas and coffee and cakes.
Disabled facilities Disabled parking, access and toilet are provided.

More information  Kate
How do I book a place? It's as simple as clicking here. If you would prefer, you can phone, write to or email Kate.
What should I bring with me?

All materials will be provided.  All equipment will be provided and  a variety of fabrics/tools will also be available to purchase on the day.  You are welcome to bring along such as old clothing, jumpers ( if wool - wash them at 90 degrees to part fely them)  or bedding and maybe some sparkle - buttons, beads etc - (all recycled of course!). 

Are there any other related courses I can attend?

This is just the first of many workshops to come I hope. What about Raggy Ruggy cushions one day workshop? 


Or learn the traditional rag rugs using a variety of techniques and much more for 2018