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.
Suzanne - - #27298
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, with a small group of interesting people and in such a beautiful setting. This was a completely new craft for me that I'd never tried before. We had great instruction and good company, washed down with lots of teas and coffees.
We were shown precisely how to use the various hooking tools and given thorough guidance in the most efficient way of producing the rag strips for our pieces, then we were well on our way. Elspeth's book is full of inspiration with clear pictures and diagrams, and lovely photos of finished projects. While we worked we were given tips and hints, and our work was inspected which helped us make corrections in the way we worked.
I enjoyed my afternoon so much, I look forward to attending another workshop and perhaps tackling a more ambitious project.
Magda - - #22831
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.
Karen Robson - - #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.
Sarah - - #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
Elspeth was a great tutor. Very clear and well prepared. She had lots of useful tips, clear handouts and equipment that you could buy at the end of the class, so that you didn't have to wait to use your new found skills! She made it fun and we would definitely recommend this course.5
A Cameron - - #9496
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!
Gillian C - - #8928
This course was great! Elspeth was really patient and taught us step by step how to make the perfect rag rug item! It was a very friendly and relaxing environment and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking to pick up a new craft or for just a fun few hours with friends.
Klaudija Alasauskaite - - #8258
Great morning learning rag rugging techniques, starting with a small project and then beginning a larger project to build up confidence. I am now busy building on the skills I learnt to finish my cushion cover whilst planning future projects. Elspeth's book is a really helpful reference as well as offering inspiration for future projects. Thank you Elspeth.
Jane Rouse - - #7527
What a great way to spend a morning! Great company and expert tutor providing knowledge and encouragement. I had never picked up a latch tool but at the end of three hours I was confident to go home and continue the cushion I started at the course.
Already I have spent two happy evenings in front of the TV working on my cushion and have even roped in my other half to cut up strips of fabric for me. So relaxing for both of us and a craft I look forward to continuing with for many years.
Highly recommend Elspeth and her book for guidance.
Lynda - - #7415
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
A surprise present for my friend and we loved it! Had a great time with Elspeth learning a new craft. A great teacher and in a super location! Would definitely recommend as an easy craft to pick up and great for doing something with old clothes :-)
Jaiminee - - #6075