This is very much a hands-on workshop with students working on their individual rug projects, supported by Cintia.
Old t-shirts – we all have them, don’t we? Are you sick of old, out of style t-shirts cluttering up your wardrobe? Or maybe they are of great sentimental value but no longer wearable? Why not turn them into something unique and stylish? Artist and keen craft blogger, Cintia Gonzalez-Pell introduces you to age-old hand craft that results in a very useful and eco-friendly home decor item. Cintia will teach you the techniques to upcycle your old t-shirts into practical and very attractive rugs. Skills gained are transferable to other homeware projects such as placemats, wall hangings and storage baskets.
Students are taught how to create an attractive rug using old/surplus T-Shirts. Skills gained may be used at home on similar projects and also can be adapted to other craft projects such as placemats, wall hangings and storage baskets. Please discuss your ideas with Cintia.
Students should have a minimum of basic hand sewing skills.
Please bring a notebook and pen for jotting down information provided on the day. Material needs; BYO 2 or 3 old (but clean) T-shirts, scissors, needle and thread (for hand sewing).
For those interested in the specific course theme and/or students with a general interest in craft activities.