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

Find me on Instagram @DebbieSiniska 


(More info on my Events page)


Sat/Sun 7/8 July- 10 till 5pm

COBNUT FOOD FAIR  - King John's Nursery, Sheepstreet Lane Etchingham TN19 7AZ

the' Let's Make' stand will be there - come and see what our kids art workshops are about!


Sat 14 July 10 - 4pm


Ashdown Forest Education Centre, Wych Cross Forest Row RH18 5JP



Sun 14 July at Ashdown Forest Centre (Wool week)

FAMILY DROP- IN - MAKE A FELTED PEBBLE PURSE- -using fleece from Ashdown forest's herd.



Sun 19 August - NUNO FELT SCARF - 11 - 4pm

Venue: Mayfield Scout Hall, TN20 6JP

laminating fleece onto silk chiffon


24 Aug - 2 Sept 'Connectivty ' SUSSEX ARTS COLLECTIVE SHOW, at the Crypt Gallery Seaford, BN25 1HD


LET'S MAKE kids art workshops - all for age 7 unless otherwise stated



Thurs 2nd  Felt pebble purses 10 - 12noon

3D feltmaking


Weds 8th Picasso Faces - 10 - 12noon (* 5yrs +)

Collage and painting


Thurs 9th - Papermaking with flowers - 10 - 2.30


Wedd 15th - Crazy Wire Portraits -10 12 noon

Create your portrait out of coloured wire.


Thurs 16th - Georgia O'Keefe giant flower painting 10 - 2.30

Learn how to colour block and blend in your painting


Weds 22nd Natural Bundle  Dyeing 10 - 2.30pm (*5 yrs+)

using plants to dye fabric 


Thurs 30th - Glass Etched Lantern - 10 - 12 noon (*5yrs+)

etch a design onto glass



King John's Nursery/tea rooms Sheepstreet Lane Etchingham TN19 7AZ 

PLEASE PRE BOOK  email : tvmontandon@gmail.com






 ECO ART CLUB - after school 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.

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 my textile workshop dates are on my Events page, - email me for more info and to book - 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, includimg West Dean college near Chichester. I 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 TEXTILE WORKSHOPS  in Mayfield, Lewes, East Sussex, Etchingham and Tunbridge Wells (find upcoming dates here on the Events page,)

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

Find me on www.Instagram.com/Debbie Siniska 


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

'LET'S MAKE' - KIDS ART WORKSHOPS - see Events page or visit 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)

The Silver Sheep, Chapel Place, Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent,  TN1 1QY  (open All week 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)

 Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP

10.30 - 5 - closed Mondays 


I will teach groups at 'pop up' venues

email me to arrange a day to come and teach a group of  your friends for a day! 

 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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