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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.

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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class 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 this workshop, which is run at our Ragged Life Rag Rug HQ in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, you will have the...
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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this full day class 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 this workshop, which is run at our Ragged Life HQ in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, you will have the chance to...
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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class 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 this workshop, which is run at the wonderful craft venue, Tea & Crafting in Camden, you will have the chance...
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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class you will begin a rag rug wreath, learning along the way: - How to use the rag rug equipment - How to work with hessian - Materials (selecting & preparing) - Both rag rugging techniques (loopy & shaggy) You will be provided with all the materials you need during the...
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Next course on 8th April 2017
A day of textile recycling bliss for beginners, crafters, hoarders and textile artists! Discover the old skills of hooking and prodding whilst making beautiful spring flower brooches, pictures and decorative garlands. Rag rug making is a wonderful way to recycle old clothes, household textiles, yarns and even sheep fleece. The techniques are simple, the process is relaxing and thrifty. However making a rug is a lengthy process so for this workshop we will design and...
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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this full day class 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 this workshop, which is run at the wonderful craft venue, Make Create Craft in Surrey, you will have the chance...
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Next course on 19th April 2017
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...
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Next course on 10th April 2017
Learn two simple traditional techniques for making hooked or progged rugs. You could make a sampler, a seat mat, or start a rug. If you would like to customise a hessian bag it makes a useful sampler and they make unique gifts. Hooking is used for pictorial detail - a thin strip of fabric is hooked in loops through hessian backing. Progging gives a shaggy surface when small rectangles of fabric are pulled through backing....
Image for Rag Rugs and Wallhangings - traditional hand hooking and prodding and related techniques
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...
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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...