About the Course
Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class you will begin a rag rug wreath, learning along the way:
- 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. There will be a good selection of fabrics to choose from on the day so you don't have to make a traditional Rag Rug Christmas Wreath - the sky's the limit where design is concerned!
Our rag rug teacher, Elspeth Jackson, is one of the leading rag ruggers in the country. She is one of the expert teachers at the Knitting & Stitching Show, has had a rag rug book, "Rag Rugs, Pillows & More," published on the subject and is a regular in craft magazines - you'll be in very good hands!
This class is suitable for all levels but do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
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?
This class includes everything you need to complete your project (including the backing board for the wreath). You will also receive a free rag rug latch hook to continue the craft at home.
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.
Bee - - #6995
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.
Jenni - - #6843
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 :)
Beatriz - - #6835
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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