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Rug making courses

Learn rag rugging at 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.

Northumberland - Next course on 14th June 2019
Join a friendly group for a one day rag rugging workshop near Hexham, including a delicious lunch. Beginners hooky and proddy is taught by a well known experienced traditional rag rugging expert who can teach from beginners to advanced. We offer an informal relaxing environment at our Farmhouse adjacent to Hadrian's Wall and Chesters Roman Fort. Learners are encouraged to learn new skills in a friendly enjoyable atmosphere. On nice days there will be the...
West Midlands - Next course on 9th November 2019
My name is Julie and I'm an accredited Senior Journeyman in decorative art with the Waterways Craft Guild and I have been teaching narrow boat art and crafts for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The content of the course will be to design and Begin making a “progged” rag rug using traditional rag rugging techniques. After lunch, I will also teach you to have...
Beginners rug making workshop in central Norwich at The Old Shoe Factory Social Club. Learn this traditional craft with Victoria Goulden, Norfolk rugmaker and teacher, begin creating rugs, mats, wallhangings, cushion covers, table runners, tea cosies and more from entirely recycled clothing. A hook is available to use and/or purchase on the day, bring fabrics and a good pair of scissors. Enquiries and to book, get in touch Further classes at venues in rural Norfolk...
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...
Using traditional rag rug techniques (and much more!) and with an emphasis upon recycled fabrics, and a painterly approach to the medium, you will be shown how to create beautiful items for the home such as pictures, cushions, rugs etc. The workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience. Using traditional tools and various techniques, participants will be taught and encouraged to create a range of experimental samples, which will inform...
Coventry - Next course on 10th October 2019
You will learn how to make you own blanket made of merino wool. Cast on, knit and cast off using your arms. Complete beginners to knitting lovers – Anyone can arm knit! No need to bring anything with you, just your arms!
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...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 26th May 2019
Hooking is all about texture and colour - it's a great way to make your own rugs, cushions, mats, bags and wall art. is easy to pick up (and very hard to put back down again!), so learning the basics properly is both fun and useful! In this workshop I will get you off to a perfect start by giving you the lowdown on tools, materials and basic stitches. You will have the opportunity 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...
Ceredigion - Next course on 29th June 2019
Celebrate summer making some beautiful rag rug flowers and learn some fantastic textile up-cycling skills. At this workshop we will make rag rug flowers brooches, garlands and pictures using the age old techniques called hooking and prodding which are used to make traditional rag rugs. You will learn everything you need to make larger rag rugs whilst creating some lovely finished pieces on the day. We will recycle old clothes and plastic wrappers, tents and...