Rag rug workshops

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.

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 tuition 

picture of student making rag rug heart

Student creating a heart rag rug

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 We use an open material hessian as a base to work into and a range of materials.

Current workshop

Introduction to rag rugs

10am – 4.30pm Thursday 9th June, £65 at The  Anvil Basingstoke

photo of students making a rag rug

Student creating a flower

A great introduction to rag rug using traditional prodder and hook
techniques  During the workshops you will create a small sampler and
start working on a small item which can be turned into a cushion/ a bag/
wall hanging or anything you choose.
We will cover all the basics needed to get you going including transferring a design, using the hook and prodder and the different stitches that you need as well as how to complete your project
All tools will be provided for you to use in the workshop, I will provide you
with a wooden peg prodder to take home if you wish to purchase the
American hook tool at the end of the workshop this will be charged at cost
Basic refreshments are included please bring your own lunch

To book a place visit https://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/event/rag-rug-workshop

Students Christmas hanging


Bookable private workshops for small groups  

Options include 

  • 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 but this time you will be designing and creating your own work.


Full-day follow on workshops for students who wish to develop their skills to create more items.

I also offer create at your own leisure  kits with instructions that you can obtain from my shop 

If you wish to find out about my in-person workshops please contact me