Proddy rug example

Proddy rug making workshop

Made by prodding or poking strips of fabric through burlap or linen from the backside, proddy rugs are a fabulous way of upcycling unwanted clothes and textiles into floor rugs or wall hangings. In their early days, they were often made for more utilitarian use such as by the backdoor as their pile hides the dirt well.

Working on a small piece of hessian, you will create a design and be taught how to poke the rug through the back or through the front using a crochet hook. You can use any material for proddy, however, we will use t-shirt strips for this lesson because of their tensility and ability to grab the hessian.

This workshop is run by Reverse Garbage, the experts in creative reuse since 1975, at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre. We're working together to reduce wast to landfill by promoting reuse, repair and repurposing of used materials.

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Friday 4 November 2022
1.00pm - 4.00pm


Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre - The Hub
Kimbriki Rd, Ingleside NSW 2101, Australia

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02 9569 3132