Rag Rug Workshop - Half Day - York



Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In our Yorkshire full day 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!

In this workshop, you will learn the different techniques working on a sunflower including,
- How to use the rag rug equipment
- How to work with hessian
- Materials (selecting & preparing)
- Both rag rugging techniques (loopy & shaggy)

You will be provided with all the materials you need during the class but as the charm of rag rugging is often in the memories attached to old clothes, you're welcome to bring along any of your own clothing you’d like to incorporate, particularly if you have clothing with sentimental value that you'd like to use.

This class is suitable for all levels but do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


We’re determined to make the rag rug classes as fun and seamless as possible. We will however have some extra precautions in place to make sure everyone stays safe:

- The class will be capped to ensure we observe social distancing
- All the rag rug tools will be disinfected before the workshop and at the end of the workshop.
- Everyone will be asked to disinfect their hands upon arriving at the workshop and leaving.
- Teas, coffees and refreshments will be provided as usual, but we’ll be using single-use compostable cups, or please bring along your own reusable one.
- If you would like to buy any rag rug tools at the end of the workshop, we will only be taking card payments (we have an iZettle card machine).

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This class includes everything you need for your rag rug project. Also included is a free rag rug latch hook to take home with you.


Lizzie at Ragged Life
The Viking Loom, Wigginton Lodge
Wigginton Road, Wigginton
North Yorkshire
YO32 2RH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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Gillian C - - #8928

Very pleasant day spent with Elspeth, learning how to rag rug. Enormously satisfying starting our own projects and the first thing I did on returning home was to go in search of old clothes to chop up!
Would thoroughly recommend this Worksop. Yummy cakes made by Kate at MakeCreateCraft too!

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Lally Quayle - - #7296

I had such fun! Once you have done this course you can rag rug as Elspeth explains the steps so clearly. She gives you the confidence to have a go. I recommend this course whole heartedly.

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Bee - - #6995

I had a wonderful time learning about rag rugging. It's so simple to do. Elspeth was a patient teacher and very passionate about crafting.

I finished my Christmas wreath yesterday and now thinking about my next project.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn rag rugging.

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Jenni - - #6843

Had a brilliant time learning all about rag rugging. The course was really well structured with just the right balance of teaching and time for practice. Elspeth was a great teacher, really engaging and well informed.

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Beatriz - - #6835

Had the best time with Elspeth learning Rag Rugging this weekend! She was super thorough and organised and I came out with a great Christmas wreath :)

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Christie Cronauer - - #6405

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Elspeth was a great teacher and I went away having started a lovely rag rug cushion. I would highly recommend this workshop for anyone looking to learn how to make rag rugs.

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Rosey Bennett - - #3538

I attended Elspeth's course recently, and had a really enjoyable day with her and a small group of other ladies in a beautiful setting. I learned a lot and was greatly inspired by the examples of finished pieces dotted all round us.
Elspeth is lovely, and a very good teacher. We also had fun, and all in all it was a great day. I thoroughly recommend it. I have shown my hotelier in Greece how to do this while on holiday, and she is now hooking away like crazy! Marvellous.

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Calerie - - #3405

Very informative, relaxed and very friendly. Came away with cushion started in workshop to complete at home. Right amount of time. Would recommend people trying this.

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Sue Loveday - - #2969

A throughly enjoyable day learning a new addictive craft that can easily be achieved by all. The time just whizzed by listening to Elsbeth explain the technics of cutting fabric and using the tools to achieve our desired projects! A great day and everything you need is supplied. Wonderful hospitality will be had by all who attends this interesting course. Recommend highly.

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Mary Arthur - - #2964

This was an excellent course: very informative and great fun. It was a good mixture of teaching and practical work and Elspeth was very well prepared. We all went home with enough material to finish our projects and a great deal of food for thought. Talking of food...we were also given some lovely nibbles to keep us going - homemade nougat and fudge! I'd thoroughly recommend the day.

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Rosemary Roome - - #1697

An excellent course which I attended as a complete beginner. Elspeth explained the techniques well and enabled attendees to rag rug successfully and to go home with enough confidence, and desire, to carry on with our projects. A thoroughly enjoyable day which I wholeheartedly recommend.

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