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During the pandemic, a community of DIY rug makers emerged online. Their tool of choice was the tufting gun: a tool once only used in manufacturing to inject textured, colorful yarn loops into a cloth backing. Want to give it a try? Join us for this two-session series in rug making!
Led by Brooklyn-based rug studio Scattered Kind, participants will design and tuft their own rugs. Along the way, we will take inspiration from Cooper Hewitt’s collection of rugs and textiles. At the end of this two-session series, each participant will have their own small rug to take home.
WHAT DOES THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDE?
- All yarn and all rug making materials
- Instruction on how to use a tufting gun
- Supervision throughout the entire tufting session
- All rug finishes: Scattered Kind will glue, trim, and apply backing to your rug
- Monday, April 18th: Design and begin tufting our rugs, using inspiration from Cooper Hewitt’s collection.
- Monday, April 25th: Finish rugs
- Monday, May 2nd: Pick up your rug at Cooper Hewitt
Founder Andrew Kim leaned heavily into rug tufting as a way to rediscover his creative side in the midst of the pandemic, and from there an idea was born. Scattered Kind’s mission is to bring something new and refreshing to the world of arts workshops. From their Brooklyn studio, Scattered Kind works to make rug tufting as accessible as other forms of art and craft.
ABOUT STUDIO SERIES:
Take your design skills to the next level with help from renowned artists and designers. During the two-session program, dive into a designers’ practice, get to know fellow makers, brainstorm new ideas, and receive feedback on your designs.
The Studio Series program aims to foster meaningful dialogue between emerging and established designers, breaking down barriers to access through low-cost programming.
No prior experience in design required. Recommended for ages 16+.
For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodation to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.
HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES
Please visit Cooper Hewitt’s Plan Your Visit page, for up to date information on health and safety guidelines.
Studio Series is made possible with major support from Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation. Generous support is also provided by Adobe and The Hirsch Family Foundation.
Image: Scattered Kind