Scandinavian Rag Rugs
Dates: August 1 - August 5
Cost per ticket: $550.00
Think you know everything there is to know about weaving rag rugs? Where here is the workshop that will make you rethink what you already know. So, what is so different about the rag rugs woven by our friends to the North? The basics are the same, but with some variations in the materials and rag preparations. I have made a lot of comparisons between the typical rag rug woven here in the USA and rag rugs from Scandinavia and want to share with you what I have found.
In this workshop you’ll be weaving on pre-warped looms that are threaded to a familiar Rose Path threading. We will be using 12/6 cotton rug warp from Sweden for our warp. The weft materials will be cotton rags that are cut or torn to a noticeably narrower width so that they pack down into the warp for a tight and thick rug. Several patterning possibilities will be shown. You will have the opportunity to weave two or three small rugs of different patterns during the time we will have together.
The weft materials will not be provided so bring your cotton and cotton flannel sheets that aren’t cut!
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.