Rugs inspired by collages made by children and guardians during a workshop directed by Halina Edwards for the Crafts Council's gallery space
This four-part series of playful, collage-inspired rugs have been the outcome of a project between Crafts Council, FLOOR_STORY and Halina Edwards. The rugs themselves are based on the original artworks made by children and parents/guardians during a creative workshop, facilitated by Artist and Educator Halina Edwards. The project resulted in a collection of colourful hand knotted rugs which will be homed in Crafts Councils gallery space based in Angel.
‘It was exciting to see how they responded to the textile examples I demonstrated, and how they completely ran with the techniques in their design.’ Halina Edwards
The workshop was part of the Crafts Council’s participation programme, which aims to connect local families and community groups to the Craft’s Council’s new gallery space through artist-led workshops and co-creation projects.
Labour intensive and painstaking, hand-knotting is the most traditional way of making and creates rugs of exceptional quality and longevity. Perfect for fine work and intricate patterns, a hand-knotted rug really is the don. Our hand-knotted styles range in density from 60-knots per inch right up to 150-knots for incredibly fine, velvet-like softness.