If you have ever fancied having a go at learning how to make a rag rug or want to get started again then this is the ideal workshop for you.
We will cover all the basics needed to get you going including transferring a design, using the hook and prodder and the different stitches, how to start and finish, tensioning your work and selecting and preparing materials to use in your project.
You are most welcome to start on a larger project if you wish to work on it on your own. Or if you prefer to provide a longer online workshop please contact me to discuss.
If you live in Hampshire I also offer in person workshops please contact me if you want to discuss
I will send you a kit that includes a small piece of a hessian to practise with and a larger piece to work with.
A selection of materials to experiment with, (please note that some of these include upcycled materials that have been washed). If you have a colour preference please let me know.
A felt tip to draw your design on the hessian
Paper and pencil
A paper guide – with step-by-step instructions and photos showing you how to create a short or long loop or loose raggedy style stitch, using the prodder and the American hook, advice on selecting and preparing materials, designs to get you going, and the different ways to complete your project.
A link to a online video which will introduce you the techniques that you will be using
You will need to provide your own scissors and needles and thread.
If you have your own fabric /material as well it is a great way to use up fabric that you like.
Access to a computer/ tablet to watch a online video
If you have an embroidery ring it is also handy extra but it is not necessary..
Fabric edging tape or wide ribbon can be useful to finish of your edges
Fabric glue is useful for some projects
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