Instructor: Michael Magnussen
Oct 9, 2021
About this Workshop:
This brand new workshop will introduce you to the craft of rug tufting teaching you the basic skills you need to create a rug or wall hanging while allowing you the space to express your creativity and experiment with new materials. Taught by award winning textile artist Michael Magnussen(MFA OCAD University) who has exhibited their work at the Textile Museum of Canada, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
We will be covering the following techniques:
At the end of this workshop you will take home a handmade rug and learn the ability to tuft, stretch a tufting frame, trim, and finish your piece of art. As a group we will talk about the difference between cut pile and loop pile tufting and introduce you to proper usage and care of a tufting gun, including how to thread, detangle, and clean your equipment. This workshop is hands-on and you will spend a majority of your time tufting and working on your art piece that you will design yourself. Every workshop participant will work on a frame that can fit a 24 x 24 size rug or wall hanging.
Workshop Materials & Equipment:
All materials provided. The price of this workshop includes, (tufting cloth, a selection of yarn (acrylic and wool) to use in your work, adhesive, and backing fabric. Tufting machines will be available to use during the workshop.
No experience necessary
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