Today’s Dabble Drop-In is is brought to you by Erin Hindalong. She’s a first time Dabbler in STL and is excited to try more classes. Erin is passionate about DIY projects and healthy eating. She has found that Dabble can help her expand her knowledge of craft projects while learning from amazing teachers all across this budding city. Go Erin!

ERINI’ve always been interested in repurposing old items into new, but I have never been very good with making things and not exactly the arts and crafts type. The Rag Rugs class at Perennial showed me how simple and easy reusing can be and is a perfect example of all the incredible and unique classes Perennial offers on Dabble.

The workshop alone was fascinating, with products you can purchase there and inspiring remade items around the room. The rugs class was small, which made for the perfect environment and one one-on-one teaching experience.

The instructor, Emily taught us how to get started, the do’s and don’ts, and helped us cut t-shirts to make fabric for our own rugs. I never could have learned this technique so quickly from watching a video online. Emily helped us when we got stuck and made it incredibly easy to understand the process along the way.

I 100% recommend this class if you are looking for a fun way to reuse old items, get rid of those t-shirts sitting in your closet, and learn a new skill. This is basically intro to crocheting, so perfect for the beginning DIY crafter, like myself.

I left Perennial inspired, not only to make my own rugs, but to start other DIY recycled projects. I am really happy I found this class through Dabble and hope to sign up for more in the future! I have my eye on the Wine Bottle Reuse class by Perennial coming up.

Come to this class with… friends that can learn with you so you can work on your projects together later or solo because everyone is really friendly!

You’d be surprised that… so many old t-shirts and sheets can be used for rugs and how much money you can save. Also, how easy this project can be …even coming from someone who can’t even cut jeans in to shorts.

Come prepared with… $5 cash for their awesome handmade crochet hooks to take home.

Rag Rugs: March 4th, 6:30-8:30pm | $35