Repair Week: Toothbrush Rag Rug Masterclass

Repair Week: Toothbrush Rag Rug Masterclass Repair Week: Toothbrush Rag Rug Masterclass

Thursday 14 October 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Booking opens at 8pm on Thursday 23rd September

Fully booked, join the waiting list here

*** Ticket bookings go live on Thursday 23rd September at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two bookings per person across the week. ***

Learn the surprisingly simple art of Amish toothbrush rug making, reusing a retired toothbrush and waste textiles. Make your own rug making tool and mini rug. No sewing required. Rag rugs are a great way to reuse scrap fabric and are machine washable! If you have an old toothbrush or kitchen utensil ideally with a hole in the end, please bring it along to recycle.

Jessica Corlett is a London-based Arts & Events Coordinator with a career spanning film and television production, children’s fashion, social care activities, and costume design. Her specialism is textile-based craft techniques, the more novel the better. She loves recycling and reusing materials and is currently part-time teaching a furniture restoration course for a London charity on a mission to save as much furniture as possible from landfill.

No experience or skill necessary, all welcome!

To take part in the session you will need to bring:
- an old toothbrush or kitchen utensil ideally with a hole in the end (wood or plastic)
- old scraps of textile you'd like to add to your rug

Important: our COVID-19 policy for Repair Week

We have adopted some temporary measures for our in-person events during Repair Week, to ensure the safety of our team and to help everyone attending to feel as comfortable as posible.

Negative test result required

All event participants coming to the Institute of Making will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of the event. You can either show your test result on your NHS app, or show text message confirmation of a negative test result. Unfortunately we will not be able to give access to anyone without a negative test result.

Links: Order a free lateral flow test / Register your test result on the website

Face coverings

At our in-person events, all participants are required to wear a face covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering, please book our online events instead. We are happy to help you find an online event or to work with you to work out a type of face covering that will enable you to attend the in-person event. Email with any questions.

COVID symptoms

If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature, please cancel your event booking through Eventbrite and stay at home. We know it can be disappointing to miss an event, but it is important to keep everyone safe.

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Part of Public Programme: Repair Week,  Public Events  

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