Rag rug weaving is a traditional crafts that came about because of necessity, and the need to make things out of what people had to hand.
In today’s world, these crafts are being relearned and reinvented as a way to create low-cost unique heirloom items and artworks for now and the future.
My workshops are great for beginners as well as those with some experience I offer in person as well as kits and kits with online tuitionStudent creating a heart rag rug
I offer a range of workshops both in-person and online that introduce you to different ways of working. we will be using traditional tools including a prodder and hook
I offer a range of workshops that introduce you to different ways of working. we will be using a prodder made from a dolly peg which is known by different names such as proggy and proddy and is the traditional way of creating rugs in the UK as well as using an American hook which is a bit like a crochet hook with a large handle (hooky) started overseas and now very popular in the U.K. We use an open material hessian as a base to work into.Rag rug cushions for demonstration
Some people also use a latchet hook when making rag rugs I find these don’t work as well with close weave material and catch in the fabric. You can also purchase other tools which catch the fabric rather than hook it which is useful for anyone who has conditions such as arthritis etc
Students in action
My in-person workshops include the use of the tools ( which can be purchased after the workshop ) materials, etc instructions to take home
- Half-day taster sessions which will introduce you to the basic techniques to enable you to create a small pre-prepared item and introduce you to how to select and prepare materials, use the tools and tension your work, and how to finish your work
- Full-day beginner’s 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.
Full-day follow on workshops for students who wish to develop their skills to create more items.
I also offer kits with instructions which are also available via my shop
If you wish to find out about my in-person workshops please contact me