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Rug UP: Repurposing and Transforming Textiles into a New Rug

About this Event

Join us for a fun SATURDAY SESSION Repurposing and Transforming Textiles into a New Rug with Professor Rowena BarretT.

Join WBGS for a fun afternoon of textile upcycling, led by local QLD Leader Professor Rowena Barrett.

Do you have old sheets and pillowcases? Most of us do. They pile up and lay dormant, but the pile never seems to go down.

Join us on a Sunday afternoon to learn how to make the ultimate repurposed or upcycled knotted rag rug from old sheets and pillowcases. You can add your personal style to your rug while creating a feature piece for your home or personal space or even as a unique and personal Mother’s Day gift!

By transforming these old textiles that could end up in landfill, you are helping to support the environment and our local circular economy.

Professor Rowena Barrett is Executive Director, QUT Entrepreneurship and has a passion for Upcycling textiles. Rowena is an experienced and authentic leader who brings integrity, purpose and commitment to engaging people across many domains inside and outside the university around entrepreneurship. You’ll often find her at World’s Biggest Garage Sale taking unwanted textiles and creatively transforming them into beautiful and functional new items!

 Saturday 12 June
 Session 1 - 10:30am to 1pm
 Session 2 - 2pm to 4:30pm
 World's Biggest Garage Sale - Circular Economy Precinct
 C/- Rivermakers, The Depot
 Building 3, 500 Lytton Road,
 Morningside, QLD, 4170 
What To Bring

Old unused polycotton/cotton materials (think sheets, pillow cases etc.), fabric scissors, water bottle & willingness to laugh & have a go!

Getting Here

Enter at the Ampol Service Station on Lytton Road and come through the roundabout, we are the warehouse at the back on the left. You will see the hearts.


Our nearest train station is Cannon Hill Station.