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Rag rug making

A pig in a field rag rug!

Duration: 1 day

Price: £60

Book with: Julie Tonkin
at Canal Art by Julie

42 Fieldfare Close
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 5QH

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About the Course

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 decoration 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 a go at making a Christmas rag rug wreath with a variety of coloured fleece material in Christmas colours!

At the end of the course you will have the knowledge to design and create your own progged rag rug and know how to make a rag rug wreath. You will learn where to purchase the correct specialist tools and materials.

Please bring with you any old clothes you can cut up and use, t-shirts, fleeces/fleece material and jogging bottoms are good because the material doesn't fray.

No previous experience is necessary and you don't need to be good at craft, come along and have a go, make new friends and have some fun!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the course cost such as hessian, use of rag rugging tool and wooden gauge, use of dress making scissors and rags if you don’t have any. There will be handouts and instructions for you to take away together with your started rag rug, wreath and spiderweb projects. Lunch and drinks are also included.

Materials and tools to take home will be available for you to purchase on the day.



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Had a great day in the cabin and learnt new skill. Great lunch and great company!
Julie made rag rug making very easy!!!!

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Response from Canal Art by Julie:

Thank you so much Afton for your lovely comments!

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th November 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019
Saturday 25th January 2020
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Saturday 21st March 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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