This class will teach you to make sturdy baskets from almost any kind of scrap fabric! Thick strips of fabric are twisted and bound together with yarn, strong cotton string, or thin strips of more fabric. Learn this simple technique, then take your new skills home with you and continue creating to your heart’s content. Many possibilities await!
Impact: Scraps of fabric, often too small or oddly shaped to use for other projects, are diverted from the waste stream.
Participant and Material Requirements
Students can bring their own fabric or purchase fabric from Ragfinery. The amount of fabric needed will depend on the size of the basket you want to make and the weight of your fabric but should work out to approximately 2 yards fabric or equivalent. Cotton or synthetic fabrics, or a mix of both are fine, but avoid very stretchy materials. A darning needle will be provided.
About the Instructor: Aurora weaves professionally for True North Textiles, and also enjoys weaving in her spare time. She is especially passionate about upcycling, and thus loves weaving and teaching people how to make rag rugs and other upcycled creations.