Rag rug workshops

Rag rug weaving is a traditional craft 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.

To book a place on the following workshops simply select the link

Autumn wreath workshop £65

Date and time Tuesday 22nd November 10 am – 4pm

Venue K and B Sewing Machines Romsey Hampshire https://www.kbsewingmachines.co.uk/

This workshop will introduce you to creating your own rag rug wreath, I have chosen an autumnal theme but you can as easily adapt this to a Christmas / spring theme by choosing different colors and shapes.

We will start with a template  and cover the different techniques  needed to get you going including transferring a design, using the hook and prodder and the different stitches that you can use 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 the cost
price (approximately £10)

Basic refreshments are included please bring your own lunch including snacks and cakes. Book a place

Students Christmas hanging

Festive decorations workshop Thursday 8th December £65

Date and time 10 am – 4pm

Venue K B Sewing Machines Romsey Hampshire 

This workshop will introduce you to creating your own rag rug decorations which you can hang as shown here, use for the front of a cushion or alternatively you can create smaller items such as baubles, etc for your tree, etc

We will start with a template  and cover the different techniques  needed to get you going including transferring a design, using the hook and prodder and the different stitches that you can use 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 the cost
price (approximately £10)

Basic refreshments are included please bring your own lunch including snacks and cakes.

Introduction to rag rugs workshop 

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 that 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
price approximately £10)

Basic refreshments are included please bring your own lunch including snacks and cakes.

 Private workshops for small groups  

Options include 

  • Half-day taster sessions 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 finish your work. Or full-day workshops for more details please contact me.