It was a very busy Friday and Saturday, with three Christmas workshops on the trot! Friday saw a full day of Willow Angels and Christmas Decorations, then Saturday brought Modern Calligraphy with a Christmas focus in the morning, followed by Rag Rug Christmas Wreaths in the afternoon. There was lots of great crafting throughout the two days and lots of cake eating too! The pictures below show a small selection of what was created over the two days. All three workshops will be returning in the run up to Christmas 2018.
The Rag Rug masterclass took place on Saturday with Elspeth Jackson of A Ragged Life as tutor. She bought many of her beautiful creations along with her for inspiration - I particularly liked a purple checked shaggy rag rug (see picture below)! The workshop covered all the techniques of shaggy and loopy rag rugs, and the participants had plenty of time to make their own designs and to get to work on them, with huge quantities of recycled clothing in all different shades and fabrics available to use. Sadly I forgot to take a picture of everyone's work at the end of the day, but I did take an 'action' picture part way through!