Wherever you are in the country, you can now learn how to rag rug with one of the UK's rag rug experts in our new Ragged Life Live Online Workshops. This online workshop includes all the tools and materials to get you going (worth over £26), which we will post out to you before the class.
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this online 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!
Learn all the basics of British rag rugging in this 2 hour live online workshop. Familiarise yourself with the tools, learn how to prep fabric, and try three British rag rug techniques. To receive your tools in time for the workshop, please book one week in advance.
Tools included: Latch hook, Gauge, Spring Tool, Practice Hessian, Fabric, Worksheet Online
This workshop is £50 including tools, which will be sent to you. If you already have the tools then the cost of the workshop is £25.
Our rag rug teacher, Elspeth Jackson, is one of the leading rag ruggers in the country. She is one of the expert teachers at the Knitting & Stitching Show, has had a rag rug book, "Rag Rugs, Pillows & More," published on the subject and is a regular in craft magazines - you'll be in very good hands!
This class is suitable for all levels but do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials included: Practice Hessian, Fabric, Worksheet Online
If you purchase the 'Tools included' option, you will be send a latch hook, spring tool and a gauge (worth over £26).
I really enjoyed this workshop - it was a present from my daughter. Tools/material arrived prior to the day, emails and phone calls to check all ok. Zoom worked really well and Elspeth was brilliant explaining everything clearly. I finished my sunflower and feel very proud - planning my next project now. Thank you
Thank you Jackie, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, we can't wait to see what you create, keep in touch.
Happy Rag Rugging, Elspeth
Elspeth, very patiently, took us through the basic steps and enabled us all to feel confident that we could finish the sunflower project very easily on our own. I finished mine today and was very pleased with the outcome.
Thank you Janet, I'm so pleased you found the workshop useful and that you're pleased with your finished sunflower. Make sure you send us pictures of any future creations. Happy Rag Rugging, Elspeth x
I really enjoyed this course. Zoom went perfectly and I had received everything I needed to start in the post beforehand. Elspeth was confident, friendly and easy to follow. These are not courses provided just for the lock-down! It's easy to see that Elspeth has been holding in person workshops for a while. I now have the confidence to have a go on my own, and Ragged Life has online tutorials newsletters and advice if we need it. Also they sell the tools and fabrics. Give it a go!
Thanks Sue, it was a pleasure to teach you, I'm so glad you found the class enjoyable. Keep in touch and show us your Rag Rug creations.
Happy Rag Rugging, Elspeth
It was amazing to be able to learn a new craft from the comfort of my own home; no need to spend money on travel; no need to leave my small children for longer than necessary. All the tools and materials needed arrived before hand by post and we got rag rugging really quickly during the course. It is very satisfying and I am busy planning my first full rug :-).
A tip; I joined by mobile phone which was fine but it was sometimes a wee bit hard to see what was going on. A tablet or laptop would have been a tiny bit easier. X
Thank you Alana, I'm so glad you enjoyed the course and got cracking straight away :-) Make sure you show us the finish product!
Also, thanks for the tip to other online crafters.
In 2 hours I learnt a new craft, from start to finish. I feel that I have now got the skills I need to make rugs, cushions and more that will get me recycling my old clothes and creating modern art for my house.