Make a Rag Book Workshop
Join dressmaker, Kate Boulton in this hands-on workshop and make your own Rag Book. Textile Rag Books are suitable for all ages, from babies to adults. All you need is a theme, a colour or a favourite person/animal to create a tactile treasure that will be cherished for the love and time put into it. The initial workshop is followed by fortnightly workshops as required.
Friday, April 23
10am – 1pm
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Textile Rag Books are suitable for all ages, from babies to adults. All you need is a theme, a colour or a favourite person/animal to create a tactile treasure that will be cherished for the love and time put into it. You can make it quite simple or very detailed. Your tutor, Kate Boulton will guide you through the stages as your book as it grows page by page.
About your tutor, Kate Boulton
I’m an avid recycler of all manner of things, and I get a great deal of pleasure making beautiful things from what otherwise may have gone to landfill. My parents lived through the depression, so I learnt to hang onto things just in case they came in handy. We made do with what we had.
I love being able to make beautiful things from scraps. I consider it a gift and my calling. I don’t get much time to read lots of books these days, however I am constantly ‘reading textiles’ and looking for ways to make them into something beautiful and useful. I ran successful dressmaking and button making businesses in Melbourne, honing my skills professionally for over 40 years. On retiring four years ago, I have enjoyed using my extra time, turning my extensive stash of materials into new and beautiful art pieces.