Rag Rugs and Peg Loom weaving crafts

Rag rug weaving and Peg loom weaving   are two  traditional crafts that came about because of necessity, and the need to make things out of what people  had to hand .

In todays world these crafts are being relearned and reinvented  as a way to create  low cost unique heirloom  items  and art works.

I provide workshops which introduce you to  creating traditional items such as decorative rugs, wall hangings , cushions and as well as creating  fashionable items to wear such as hats, scarfs, bags etc

Rag rug crafts

picture of student making rag rug heart I offer a range of workshops that introduce you to  using a hand made prodder made from a dolly peg (proggy) which is the traditional ways of creating rugs in the UK as well as using a hook (hooky) started overseas and now very popular in the U.K.

photo of rag rug cushion and starting a rag rug

Half day taster sessions will introduce you to  the basic techniques to enable you to create a small  pre prepared item, know how to  select and prepare materials,   using the tools  and tension your work,  and how to finish your work

picture showing creating a rag rugThe full day beginners workshop includes all of the topics covered  on the taster session as well as how to  prepare and transfer your own design and create your own item.

I also offer full day follow on workshops for students who wish to develop their skills to create more items.

 

Peg loom weaving

picture of student using peg loom

Is a  lovely craft that has been around for many years and is only recently being re discovered again. It is most popular with hand spinners especially those who work from fleece. It is now becoming more popular with those of us who like to incorporate more unusual or upcycled materials in our creations .

student using one of my peg loomsPeg looms enable you to create your own fabric from unwanted items, old materials, clothing / wool, fleece, recycled materials etc. . The material can then be used to create a wide range of items that are functional e.g bags, cushions or accessories such as scarves, hats etc  or be used to create unique art works.