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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reskilling- Report and second Rag-rug Making session - 14 June

There were two lovely reskilling workshops held in May. The Rag Rug making workshop was great fun with lots of us squashed into Karen's shop learning how to weave beautiful arty looking (mini) rugs out of old bed sheets and rags and we hope to run a follow up session in early June of crocheting Rag Rugs so that we can make round ones too! There was also much hilarity and tea drinking and we managed not to talk about knitting for more or less the entire evening! I made my two mini rugs into a bag (see photo).

The clothes swap was also very successful with all of us leaving with lots of new garments (although hopefully slightly less than we came with!) and having a delicious bring and share lunch. We also managed a bit of clothes altering amid all of the chatting about natural clothes dyes and green living.

Keep your eyes open for the next round of workshops in the autumn on the theme of food. And go and support Norwich Pride at the Knit in at St Lawrence Textile Centre, St Benedict's Street at 11am on Sunday 6th June. All abilities welcome, needles and wool can be provided.(Kerry Lane, Reskilling/TN2)

UPDATE! Due to popular demand the reskilling group are running another rag rug session, but this time we will be learning how to make round ones by crocheting them. It is going to be held on Monday 14th June at 8pm and will be in Kerry's house which is near to the university.

There are 8 spaces on the workshop and it is first come first served, so don't delay in letting Kerry know (kezereky_the_first@hotmail.com) if you are interested.