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Rag rug making for rugs, wall hangings and cushions with Heather Ritchie ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Duration: One day

Price: £75

Contact: Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Our full year of 100+ set workshop dates are on OUR website (purple tab) along with availability and how to book.
Next year’s extensive programme of Quirky Workshops will be launched in late October; often courses fill quickly as they make popular Christmas gifts. To be among the first to receive the new dates, please use the ‘Keep me Posted’ icon, at the top RHS of our website page. Thank you and Happy Crafting!


One of Britain's most experienced rug makers and teachers of rug-making. She travels widely running workshops and is internationally recognised for her skills - her detailed floor rugs are considered as if painted with wool. A very talented lady.

Heather uses both Hookie and Proddie methods in her rugs. You can learn to include lovely flowers in your rug design - suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers as well as floor rugs. Heather brings along lovely ideas and fabric.

What to bring - please read!
Some large sharp scissors and a couple of bags of material of the colour scheme you may want - though often the materials are pooled. Woollens wear best if hoping to make a floor rug.

Round frames are available for use and purchase at the end from Heather or we have a number of square frames to borrow and possibly buy at the end of the day - these will be joiner made and will cost around £20 we think. They will be about 2 ft by 3ft ish. Hookies and Proddies - again - are available to borrow - and buy at the end if you want - hookies are £17.

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?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

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Yesterday was my first visit to Greystoke for a rug making course with Heather Ritchie. It was fabulous!!. Great teacher, inspirational woman, and a very TALENTED. Her rugs are amazing when you actually see them. The whole day was fabulous shared with other lovely women. The refreshments and lunch were exceptional and the overall hospitality..just warm and lovely. The day was filled with laughter...
I travelled over 2 hours to get there and am already choosing my next course. Can't find fault with anything. ...loved it. Thank you.

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