Rag rug day workshop in North Herefordshire



Try two traditional techniques 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 create a shaggy effect. Hooking is used for pictorial projects when thin strips of fabric or yarn are hooked through hessian into loops, easiest on some kind of frame. You can try both techniques or focus on one. Jenni has enjoyed sharing the craft for years and was shown traditional techniques by Doris who made rag rugs for over 50 years. Signed copies of Jenni's books 'More Rag Rugs & Recycled Textile Projects' & 'An Introduction to RAG RUGS - creative recycling' will be available at the workshop. (Warning - this craft can be addictive!)

What's included in the price?

Hot drinks and biscuits are included. You bring scissors and rags (more details when you book) & a packed lunch. Jenni will have tools to try/buy (or bring granny's), books, hessian for sale and rags if you can't bring any (let her know). Contact Jenni for course information and booking click the "message the tutor" button in the bottom right.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Jenni has shared traditional rag rug techniques of hooking, progging and plaiting for many years. She believes in re-using, sourcing locally and treading lightly on the planet. Whilst bringing rag rug making into the twenty-first century, Jenni honours the generations of ordinary people who used their cast-off clothing to make warm mats and loves helping people to explore their creativity through such an accessible medium at courses locally and around the country.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
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No need as judging size of pieces related to fabric type is part of the course.


The Birches, Middleton On The Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0HN