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 today’s world, these crafts are being relearned and reinvented as a way to create low-cost unique heirloom items and artworks.

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 Making a heart rag rug

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 Rag rug cushions for demonstration

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 rug Back of heart rug rag

The 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.

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 A child using a small peg loom at an event

Is a  lovely craft that has been around for many years and is only recently being rediscovered 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 looms Student using one of my peg looms

Peg 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 artworks.