Rug making courses, classes, groups and workshops taught all across the UK. Rug making is great fun with the additional joy of being able to keep your feet warm for the rest of the year! Rug making courses and workshops are taught across the UK and you can learn how to make a rag rug, a proddy rug, braided or woven rug. Learn the techniques of hooking and meet a like-minded group of people at the same time! Make a lovely rug to give as a present to your friends or family, or attend the course together with friends for a fun day out.
- Next course on 19th September 2018
Learn two traditional techniques in a day and make a sampler, a seat mat, start a rug or decorate a bag.
Progging consists of pulling small rectangles of fabric through a hessian base to give a shaggy effect. Hooking is used for pictorial projects when thin strips of fabric or yarn are hooked through hessian, preferably on some kind of frame. You can try both techniques or focus on one.
Jenni's teacher made rag rugs...
Spend a relaxing day learning how to use recycled and new textiles and yarns to create beautiful items.
Techniques include felting, rugging, sewing, patchwork, weaving, knitting and crochet.
Please email us for details of bespoke and programmed courses.
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In our Yorkshire full day and half day classes you will learn all the skills you will need to be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive!
In these workshops, which are run at The York Makery (just outside the walls of York), you...
This workshop aims to cover a variety of rag rug making techniques whilst giving you a chance to make at least 2 finished pieces to take home. The materials we will be using will be old woollen blankets, some natural and some dyed . Many different materials can be used for recycling into rag rugs but I have chosen wool blankets as the main material for this workshop as they are hard wearing, traditional and...
Choose to do a half day of big knitting, a half day or big crochet, or make a day of it and do both!
- Big Knitting-
Knit a small rug in a couple of hours? Yes, you can, with Big Knitting. Fast, fun & definitely different. Using Big Knit Needles 400mmL, 25mm diam, + 1 kg of recycled woven wool Big Knit Yarn (your colour choice), you’ll learn to use either a plain knit...
Gotland fleece is exceptional! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fleece 'in-the-grease' and felt it to make a fabulously soft and gloriously curly rug.
Our day starts at 10.00am (coffee from 9.30am if you want to come earlier). We'll prepare our fleeces first, and then felt them on the reverse, using hot soapy water to speed up the process- and this cleans the fleece at the same time. Once the felt is stable,...
Make a Festive Rag Rug Wreath...25th November 2018
Festive fun making a textile wreath using recycled fabrics and rag rug making
At this workshop you will discover the rag rug making techniques of prodding and hooking whilst making a beautiful festive wreath.
Mounted on a frame and decorated with cones these rag rug wreaths make great presents and delightful, enduring decorations for the home.
Festive Wool Decorations . 1st December 2018
Discover how to...
out of bed? Do you like the idea of rag rugs but find the thought of it a bit daunting?
Sweep aside any lack of confidence as experienced teacher, Mary McGeown, shares her passion for this traditional home craft.
We have two beginners classes to introduce you to the technique of making rag rugs which will get you started and to grow your enthusiasm.
Our short evening workshop has been especially devised so you can...
Learn Progging and Hooking : make a sampler or start a rug or cushion at Blue-Ginger Gallery. This craft is relaxing, creative and can be addictive!
Jenni has been sharing the techniques for years and has written two books about rag rug making which she only started as a hobby but was hooked. Whole families used to make rag rugs during the winter and it's very accessible to all, even if you aren't 'arty'. Upcycle...
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
Rag Rug Making Days with Emma Tennant 9.30 -3.30pm including a lovely 2 course lunch
You will be shown how to plan and create and...