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Who inspires you and why?
March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Come along and celebrate inspiring women this International Women’s Day through tufting art workshops with punch needling and Rag Rugging.
- Saturday 4 March at Town Hall on Bridge Street 12-3pm (Free, Drop-in)
Together with artist Rose Croft, we are running a tufting workshop with punch needle and Rag Rugging art at the International Women’s Day Celebration’s at Peterborough Town Hall (4 March), exploring the theme of influential women, and the reasons why they inspire you!
Punch needle art is a form of embroidery suitable for all skill levels, using a large needle like tool to punch loops of yarn through fabric. It is a fast process which allows you to make mistakes and experiment with different designs and textures. Rag Rugging is a craft where people use recycled fabrics and clothes to create rugs. By prodding and poking strips of fabric through linen.
Artist Rose Croft will be teaching you the basics of both these techniques whilst making your own punch needle design to work with and contribute to a collective piece of tufted art. Rose will guide you through the process, of selecting the right materials, practicing the technique, working with colours, creating a design, and then making a piece of art that you can be proud of.
During the session we will be having a chat about who inspires you and why, these discussions will help inform designs inspired by those women and conversations, whilst also feeding into a larger collaborative piece of textile art!
About Rose Croft
Rose is an artist and storyteller and based in Spalding and Peterborough. Rose works to engage people with art, story and nature in ways that forge lifelong connections. Through her creative work Rose aims to capture and share the simple joy within us, brought out by the world we live in by using colour and focusing on the process of making and doing.