As far as we know, the last major British rag rug revival was founded by Ben and Winifred Nicholson in the 1930's, at Banks Head in Cumberland.
These super cool modern painters, lived in a traditional Cumberland farmhouse with a Mondrian painting above the bookcase, and a rag rug in the hearth.
This century's Rag Rug Revival starts on Saturday 25th July between 12-5pm, when Jenni Stuart Anderson from Middleton- on-the-Hill, hosts a rag rug making workshop at Prick Your Finger.
Jenni has written a brilliant book showing the many possibilities of this painterly textile medium.
The workshop costs £50, and tools, materials a
nd rags will be provided, although we recommend you bring your own rags, and your relationships with them because the stories are so good to share!
Jenni is a true expert and this workshop is a good chance to start a winter project which requires clearing out your cupboards, and ends with a rug on which to curl up and be proud. Check out Jenni's Venus below; Anything is possible. Places are limited so to book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a.s.a.p!