Feverfew Rag Rug by Debbie Siniska
Rag Rugs - Old Into New by Debbie Siniska

Rag Rugs - Old into New

Debbie's book  Rag Rugs - Old into New is available  click for more details 
New events now running - LET'S MAKE! KIDS ART WORKSHOPS Holiday art workshops held in East Sussex, see Events page.  Debbie and Tanya are the artists holding these fun creative sessions, using recycled and natures materials. For all aspiring artists, come and see how talented you are!!

Kirsties Homemade Home Channel 4

Debbie appeared with Kirstie Allsopp talking about and demonstrating her textile work on the second series of 'Kirsties Homemade Home' on channel 4


'Felt Slippers Workshop'-  Sunday 16 July -  11 am till 4pm

At Mayfield Scout Hall  Court Meadow Rd, Tunbridge Wells Rd Mayfield TN20 6PJ - 

You will work coloured fleece fibers around a forma made to your foot  size, and create your own fab and gorgeous pair of felted slippers. Come and be inspired!

.  Light lunch included.


 Eco Art Club - after scool activities

Hands on sessions where children get to create, build and decorate various projects.  We use recycled materials as much as possible - and children can work using their  creativity - all materials and equipment are provided. Come and find out how talented you are!

If you would like me to visit your scool and run Eco Art Club sessions in East Sussex please email me -  

I will also  visit schools for a day during your Arts Week/Green week/Eco Week


All workshop dates are on my Events page, - email me for more info and to book - info@debbiesiniska.co.uk




for ages 5 and up - 10 - 12 noon - PLEASE PRE BOOK

At King Johns Nursery Tea Rooms Sheepstreet Lane Etchingham East Sussex TN17 7AZ

https://www.facebook.com. tanyamontandonworkshops/

Contact Tanya or Debbie : tvmontandon@gmail.com - info@debbiesiniska.co.uk



SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE ARTIST ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am a rag rug maker, felt maker, artist, teacher and author.  My work is inspired by the natural world, and the green man, hares, birds and plant life are subjects I return to tme and time again.  I work instinctively - my pieces often come to life as I work, rather than planning each detail beforehand. 

My work has been exhibited in the V&A Museum in London, and I  appeared on channel 4 TV with Kirstie Allsopp with my work on her Homemade Home series 2.  I was commissioned by the Tate Gallery in London to create eight Bloomsbury style rugs for an exhibition of Bloomsbury art celebrating the millennium, and also by the Charleston Trust,  who commissioned a reproduction of an old Bloomsbury style rag rug, that now lies in Maynard Keynes bedroom at Charleston, home of the literary and art group of the 1920's, and open to the public. I occasionally teach rag rug making workshops at Charleston. 

My book Rag Rugs - Old into New   was published to coincide with my appearance on channel 4 television on 'Kirstie's Homemade Home and is available to buy at £18 including p&p in the UK 

I teach in adult residential colleges in the South East, and deliver my 'Eco Art' sessions in primary schools, - a fun thing I currently do twice a week, and in the school holidays, as 'Lets Make' kids art workshops'   I also run my own monthly TEXTILE WORKSHOPS  in Mayfield, and Lewes, East Sussex (find upcoming dates on the events page,)

I am a member of the Heritage Crafts Association, and The Sussex Arts Collective.

Find me on Instagram #DebbieSiniska

 and also on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/DebbieSiniska 


Now offering KIDS ART WORKSHOPS, in the school holidays for children age 5 and up

'LET'S MAKE' - KIDS ART WORKSHOPS - see Events page www.facebook.com/tanyamontandonworkshops/

My project 'Creativity in Schools' has run successfully in primary and secondary schools for the past 10 years, and continues to be successful.  I worked with 'Creative Partnerships', and was sponsored by Kent County Council,  Brighton and Hove City Council and Veolia   to run my project 'Creativity in Schools, in and around Brighton.   My work has been  featured in the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, and in several arts and craft how-to books.


Cranbrook Iron Home and Garden , Ockley Rd Hawkhurst, KentTN18 4DP (open Weds -Sat 10 - 4.30)

Silver Sheep, 3a Monson Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent (open Mon - Sat 10 - 4)

Wealden Wholefoods, High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex (Mon - Sat - 10 - 4)

King Johns Nursery/Gardens/TeaRooms,  Sheepstreet Lane, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

(all week except Tuesdays)

Beals Barn Gardens/Cafe,  Bewlbridge Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex,TN5 6HS

(all week)


I Will be selling and demonstrating  at Cranbrook Farmers Market in the Vestry Hall  Cranbrook, Kent every 4th Saturday of the month from 10  till 1pm 

 I sell my work at shows in the South East  - I work to commission and will teach groups and visit schools for a day. Email me for more information - and see the Events Page for listings

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