All Ages Workshop

First Friday: Tartan Rag Rugs

May 5, 2023
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tartan rag rug example prepared by Frances Millar. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Throughout history, woven patterns have served as an expression of identity, tribe, or social bond. FWM Artist-in-Residence Henry Taylor also views them as a metaphor for the patterns within society that both unify and divide us. Join this all-ages workshop to express an identity or sense of belonging by creating your own tartan rag rug using strips of fabric and material scraps.

Organized in conjunction with Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange.

Event Information

May 5, 2023
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

$10 Public | $5 FWM members | $5 kids ages 4–15 | FREE for kids under 4

This event is SOLD OUT. To join a waitlist, please contact us at


Major support for Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange has been generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Katie Adams Schaeffer and Tony Schaeffer, Hauser & Wirth and Anonymous donors.

In-kind support has been provided by RAIR (Recycled Artists in Residency) and Hauser & Wirth.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.