People with an eye for traditional crafts or those just wanting to learn something new will be interested in the Rag-Rug workshop being held at Gloucester Waterways Museum this November.
The Boaters' craft group at the museum are eager to teach the tricks of the trade by passing on traditional skills such as rag-rugging to members of the community.
The original waterways' residents were resourceful, reusing old clothes instead of throwing them out to make rag rugs for poorer families to sleep on.
"Traditional craft skills were passed down through generations of waterways' women and we are keen to keep these skills alive today", said Boat Crafters' Group member Jill Ruiz.
Now here's your chance to learn from the recycling experts of the past. The one day course being held on Sunday 4th November at the museum in the heart of Gloucester Docks, will teach inspiring crafters to make a traditional rag rug with a modern twist.
With everything you need to get you started provided, come along to the Gloucester Waterways museum and allow yourself to be turned into a rag-rugging wizz.
Gloucester Waterways Museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers, giving visitors a taste of living and working life on the waterways. The workshop runs from 10:30am-3:30pm on Sunday 4th November. The price is £30.00 including tea/coffee and free parking. Materials are provided but those who wish to bring their own may bring clean, old t-shirts. Additional rag-rugging tools are available to buy after the workshop.
Date: Sunday, November 04, 2012
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