Rag rug making day in Hereford
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About the Course
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. Your tutor, Jenni Stuart-Anderson, was taught rag rug making by a blacksmith's daughter who made them for over 50 years, and Jenni has enjoyed sharing the craft for several decades. She is a low impact lifestyle enthusiast and has written two books : Rag Rug Making and More Rag Rugs & Recycled Textile Projects.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You bring scissors and rags (more details when you book) and packed lunch, or eat at the garden centre restaurant, which also sells sandwiches. Jenni will have tools to try/buy (or bring granny's), books, hessian, DVDs for sale.
For info/bookings please email or call during shop hours.
I attended this course to give me ideas for my GCSE Textiles project; I came away from the course with all the knowledge of how to make the rag rugs and full of inspiration for my final piece. Jenni was amazing and very helpful. The venue was easy to find, with lots of parking and the food was delicious. Every one who attended the course was really friendly.
Megan Chambers - - #7838
Lovely venue at Trumpet Corner and very friendly course run by Jenni. We were a small group and chatted away to new friends whilst learning all about progging and hooking. Lots of opportunities to ask questions as we tried out techniques using different fabrics. Came away with lots of ideas and more confidence to start a project. Jenni is a real expert and it was a privilege to learn from her experience.
Sue Snell - - #7795
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Course Start DatesSaturday 28th April 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Child friendly
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Teen friendly
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