Make a Rag Rug with Vita Cochran

Heading into winter Australian Design Centre presents a series of workshops designed to make space for healing through making. A fast paced world with a relentless news cycle can feel overwhelming. Making may be the antidote you need to change pace. In this workshop participants will learn new skills for slow making by hand.

Make a handmade rug using recycled woollen materials with textile artist Vita Cochran. Vita will share the history of hooked rag rugs. A selection of Vita’s rugs will be on display for inspiration.

This workshop is designed for all skills levels including beginners. Participants will learn how to source and prepare materials. All materials will be provided to start a small, hooked rug to finish at home.

About Vita Cochran

Vita Cochran is a textile artist whose work includes handbags made from repurposed climbing rope to large scale fabric abstractions and hand-hooked rag rugs. She is currently artist-in-residence at UTS library where she is embroidering realistic moths into the library furnishings.

Image: Vita Cochran, Rug. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Portrait of Vita Cochran. Photo: Justin Paton

Please note: 
This event will be documented with photography and/or video and the images/footage may be shared online. By attending the event you understand that you may be photographed/videoed and you give permission for the images/footage may be shared online for promotional purposes.


There is a ramp at the side entrance of ADC (Palmer St) and wheelchair-accessible toilet on the lower gallery level. Access to the lower level is through the main entrance off William St. Please ask our friendly staff for assistance. A full gallery Access statement is available to download from the ADC website.


06 Jul 2024


12:30 pm - 3:30 pm



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Australian Design Centre
101/113-115 William Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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