19 Upcycle; spiral braiding with Ilka White

A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric - learn to make beautiful rag rugs, discovering an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities! This off- loom spiral braiding technique weaves in as it goes with no need to stitch up afterwards. Ideal for rag rugs, the method also lends itself to a wide variety of materials in 2 or 3 dimensions. By altering the tone, texture and contrast of different materials, you can create rugs, basketry and more. Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags.
Ilka White’s practice spans projects in textiles, drawing, sculpture and installation, art-in-community and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Direct engagement with the natural world and an interest in world textile traditions inform her making and teaching practice. Ilka taught Contemporary Art and Design, Weaving and Textile History at RMIT for 12 years and now teaches throughout the country. She exhibits internationally and her work has appeared in a host of publications and public collections. Ilka’s popular workshops reflect the principles of sustainability alongside a love of the handmade and make contemporary use of traditional methods. She is a strong believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit! ilkawhite.com.au
Level: All | Cost: $765 + 10 materials

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Ilka White

Visual Artist, Textiles, Sculpture - Melbourne VIC

White uses a process of careful observation, drawing and collection in which she is concerned with a network of understandings and relations between creatures and elements of landscape... White creates a place of mystery, strength, fragility and transience, where decay becomes creation.’ (Martina Copley)

Course Level: Beginner
Course Fee (Adult): $765
Course Fee (Child): $
Course Material Fee: $10
Course Date/s:04-Jan-2020 08-Jan-2020
Current Capacity: Open

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