Workshops


Beyond the Rug: Explorations in Rag 
Dena Gartenstein Moses

Dena Gartenstein Moses

Vermont Weaving School

April 28-30, 2018

Weaving with “rags” gives a wide range of opportunity to learn about color, texture, movement, and form. While 
making “good” fabric can have specific guidelines to follow, making a rug or wall hanging out of rags can be much 
more flexible and creative. In addition, while it can take many hours to make a small tapestry, rag rug weaving can be 
a relatively quick way to produce fabulous wall pieces. 
 
In this workshop, we will go beyond the ordinary. We will start with the basics of how to make a great rag rug and use 
that as our foundation. We will explore various tapestry techniques and how to use them with rags. We will then ex-
plore creating wall pieces that are non-rectangular. We will use surface embellishments, create empty space and in-
teresting shapes within a piece, and learn a variety of finishing techniques that can be used as edging, but also as ac-
cents within our work.

Instructor: Dena Gartenstein MosesDena Gartenstein Moses
Dates: Saturday, April 28, - Monday, April 30, 2018
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
Cost: $200 + $5 materials fee. ($100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space; balance is due on the first day of the workshop.)
Skill level: Basic weaving skills required; must be able to warp your own loom.
Equipment: 4-shaft loom dressed according to instructions, floor loom preferred. A complete list of supplies and instructions will be sent prior to the workshop.
Questions: Deborah Herrin, dcherrin@hotmail.com

Click here for the registration form and to read more about Dena 

 



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