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Rag Rug Workshops - Yorkshire

Learn how to Make a Rag Rug in York

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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 and half day classes 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 these workshops, you will have the chance to start either a rag rug flower in a half day class or a rag rug, rag rug cushion, rag rug wreath or smaller project in our full day classes.

You will learn:

- How to use the rag rug equipment
- How to work with hessian
- Materials (selecting & preparing)
- How to design for rag rug
- 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.

The cost of the full day workshop is £75, the half day is £35.

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

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This class includes everything you need for your rag rug project but we ask that you bring a packed lunch with you if you're doing a full day workshop. Also included is a free rag rug latch hook to take home with you.


Lizzie at Ragged Life
11 Colliergate
North Yorkshire
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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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What a really great day this was at the York workshop on 11 January. It was led by Lorraine who was friendly, good humoured and knowledgeable in equal measure. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone as being great value for money. You'll leave with the information and tools you need to finish the project you started (either a rug, cushion, flowers, bag or whatever) at home. There is also the opportunity to buy other pieces of kit at really reasonable prices if you feel you've totally got the bug (as I did!). There's no pressure to buy. I'm not one for leaving reviews but felt I should as I was so impressed by it all.

In-person course
- - #27298

A brilliant half day course with an excellent and friendly tutor. It is amazing how much can be learnt in only a morning when you have a pressure free and relaxed atmosphere. Elspeth has the talents of a good teacher to provide clear instructions and individual help whilst encouraging creativity. She answers all questions with humour and the sincerity of an enthusiast. Thank you for introducing me to a new hobby I hope to enjoy for years.

In-person course
- - #20504

I’m still smiling 2 days later. This was such a friendly course. Elspeth is a great teacher. She gave attention to everyone and never left slower crafters behind. It’s lovely to come away with all the skills to get rag rugging immediately. I’ve finished a second practice piece and I’ll be starting a cushion shortly. I would highly recommend a Ragged Life course to anyone.

In-person course
- - #20431

Response from Ragged Life:

Thanks so much for your kind words Sarah. You were an absolute pleasure to teach and I can't wait to see your final cushion :) Keep me posted. All the best, Elspeth

Great workshop! Completely relaxed environment with a lovely host. She gave very clear advice/ instructions and made sure we were all happy with what we were doing. Overall, a very positive first workshop experience.

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- - #12412

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