Floor rug


My desire to weave came from the need for a rug during lockdown. I could not go anywhere to look at a rug and feel it. One day it finally dawned on me that I could weave one myself. I started googling to learn how to weave a rag rug. I chose the simplest technique I could find. I did not have to buy any materials. All I needed was some old clothes, fabric scissors, four safety pins and willingness to weave.

Once I started to weave I have not been able to stop. It helps me feel better when I feel unsettled. It helps me to stay focused while I am listening on a zoom call.  I wove this rug while attending online Instinctive Meditation teacher training. This rug is woven using clothes that would have been thrown away. Most of them were loved so much they were worn out. They were not fit to give to a charity even. It helps me feel better about playing a small part in reducing clothes going to landfill.

When I weave, sometimes it feels as if parts of my being are being woven in a new way. Sometimes when I weave with clothes that belonged to elders/ancestors it feels as if some family/ancestral healing is happening. Weaving can feel very healing and transformational.

I love watching how the colours and patterns emerge as I follow my intuition and choose a colour/fabric. I love how I remember clothes lying forgotten in cupboards that I can use to weave. I was delighted to learn this saying through my meditation teachers  – “Begin to weave and God will give the thread.”

Inspired by Reiki Master, Master Weaver and my Reiki great grand mother, Wanja Twan’s 90th birth anniversary celebration, I am offering a day infused with Reiki and weaving. All are welcome. You do not need to have learnt Reiki to join us.

Wanja wrote how ‘people did not know they could do all that they managed to weave, that all the colours, designs and creativity existed within them. It was just a matter of being shown and helped along a bit and everything would unfold’. Please let me know if you would like to join us to allow your essence and creativity to unfold.

Date: Saturday March 23rd 2024
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Cost: £80
Venue: my home

All materials will be provided. No previous weaving experience is needed. You are welcome to bring an old/loved garment that you would like to weave with.

If you would like to use your hands to create something beautiful from what may be ready to discard, if you would like to allow your creativity to unfold through weaving, if you would like to experience the joy of weaving with the community using a very simple technique, please join us.

Do let me know if you would like to attend this event. Places are limited, so you would need to book a place by contacting me.