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Rag Rugs and Wallhangings - traditional hand hooking and prodding and related techniques


About the Course

Using traditional rag rug techniques (and much more!) and with an emphasis upon recycled fabrics, and a painterly approach to the medium, you will be shown how to create beautiful items for the home such as pictures, cushions, rugs etc.

The workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience.

Using traditional tools and various techniques, participants will be taught and encouraged to create a range of experimental samples, which will inform both future projects and a small scale project started at the workshop.

All workshops are from 10 a.m until 4.30 p.m.

Both Knutsford’s characterful and historic town centre, and Tatton Park are only a short walk away from Lynne’s home and studio, which is easily reached by road and rail.

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?

Your fee will include your tools and equipment “kit”, printed handout, a delicious home-made vegetarian lunch, - and enough cakes and biscuits to keep you going throughout the day!


Lynne Stein at Ragworks
WA16 8BT
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- - #23763

This course was absolutely wonderful! I cannot rate it highly enough. I was a complete beginner with Rag Rugging and came away hooked. Throughout the day Lynne took us through a variety of techniques and and inspired us to use materials that we would have never thought of! She was patient and incredibly skilled. Lynne had countless beautiful examples of rag rugs to share with us. All main materials are provided (hessian, rugging frame, prodding and hooking tools) and yours to keep after the class. I especially appreciated this as I couldn't wait to keep working at home! She also provided a superb lunch, tea and coffee - it truly felt like a craft retreat day.

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- - #23759

I attended Lynn's rag rug workshop on 2nd August 2019, I had been wanting to attend her workshops for some time, but the dates hadn't worked out - so glad that I went today - I highly recommend this course. Lynn's work is inspirational!, her colours, design and the wide range of projects and commissions she has been involved in are fascinating.
She is an excellent facilitator/course leader, making learning fun and at a relaxed pace.
The course includes your own good sized frame, hook and prodder (to take away) with lots of opportunities to learn techniques and test out skills and learn about fabric. The very tasty delicious lunch (homemade tomato, orange and basil soup, salads, falafel, hummus, and stuffed vine leaves) added to a wonderful experience - thank you.

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- - #19702

I wanted to explore all the possibilities for making textile wall hangings. Like those I've encountered at various exhibitions. Lynne's course did not disappoint. She expertly showed us how to use a wide variety of materials,including supermarket carrier bags and bath spongees in the making of some fabulous pieces of artwork.
I wanted to learn the basic techniques, but came away with so much more. I can't wait to finish my first project and I'm looking forward to returning later in the year for a more advanced course with Lynne.

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- - #5044

A great beginners course in a lovely setting. Lynne began by showing various hangings and other items she has created which was very inspiring. After stretching hessian on a frame - which was ours to keep along with the hooking and prodding tools provided - she clearly explained the key techniques. We were then able to try for ourselves and use different and unexpected materials including plastic bags! During the day there was plenty of tasty food and drink provided. Highly recommended.

In-person course
- - #5042

Had a fun day as a complete beginner learning the techniques of rag-rugging and wall hangings. Learning the use of mixing fabrics and plastics along with wire and all sorts of different embellishments as we went along. I wish I'd had the foresight to work one corner to make a sampler so that I can keep and refer back to techniques we learned whereas now I have the image in my head that I want to do, I may have to restart some of it. That said, Lynne was so great at getting us started that it should take no time at all. My other half's t-shirts are no longer safe!

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