Friday, 29 November 2013

Hurray, the rug is finished

Colourful rug 
The 0.70m x 1.35m hand woven rug from recycled cotton strips is finished. We did cut hundreds of strips from, pillow cases, duvet covers, sheets, skirts, t-shirts, tops, hoodies and more to weave this colourful rug. Many hands from small to tall folk were having a shot at the hand loom. Most people were weaving for the very first time in their life! They all enjoyed it, some for longer and others just for a wee trial. 
We are happy to take commissions for an individualized rug! Come along to Galgael on a Thursday night from about 5.30pm and meet us wool crafters and lots more lovely folk. 
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Friday, 15 November 2013

Felt workshop in GalGael on Thursday, the 21st of Nov. 4-5.30pm

Felting is a traditional skill that has been practiced for thousands of years. We still practice it here in GalGael and are happy to teach you how to do it!

The aim of this workshop is to teach the basic skills of traditional wet felting, using natural and colourful sheep’s wool fibers, warm water, soap and friction.

You will:
● learn to felt a flat piece e.g. a little picture, a felted piece for a brooch or a felted flower
● experiment with colours and design
● take home a unique piece of hand made felt.

At the end of the workshop you will have your own felted items and have learned a new and traditional skill.
Please bring 1 towel and a plastic bag for your finished work.

Cost: £5, including material
Please feel free to invite your friends!
Workshop facilitator: Laryna E. Wuppermann, Fiber craft artist
Please book asap, as places are limited
GalGael office: 0141/ 427 30 70
Venue: Galgael, 15 Fairley Street, G51 2SN Glasgow/Ibrox
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