Your Tutor:

Kim has been creating beautiful things all her life, from woodwork to dressmaking. With a goal of reducing wasted scrap fabrics, Kim took up Rag Rugging and loves sharing her craft in workshops. Kim runs these workshops with Ragged Life, who provide professional equipment for you to use.

Beginners Rag Rug Workshop

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Come and learn how to turn all your scrap fabrics into beautiful rag rug makes! 

Rag rugging is an easy craft to get into - it requires no previous experience and is a fantastic way to use up fabric scraps and give clothes which are past their best a new lease of life.

Run by our rag rug expert tutor, Kim (who was trained by Elspeth from Ragged Life) this full day workshop is designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to create rag rug projects.  

With plenty of 1-2-1 help throughout the day you will learn how to use the rag rug equipment, how to work with the hessian, how to choose and prepare materials, how to design your rag rug, how to do the three different types of British rag rugging (loopy,  shaggy and short shaggy) and how to finish your work.

During the session, you will get the opportunity to begin a cushion or small rug - depending on how ambitious you’re feeling!

We ask that you bring a packed lunch with you but all the rag rug materials are provided on the day.  

Our classes are friendly and informal and involve plenty of tea and biscuits. This is a great way to dip your toe into rag rugging and meet some like-minded people.

What you will learn: 
  • How to use a rug hook and a spring hook tool
  • How to create different effects with rag rugging
  • How to work with the hessian
  • How to do all 3 different types of "stitch"
  • How to choose fabrics for your project and cut into even strips
  • How to design a rag rug project
  • How to finish your work
What is included:
  • The tools you need to use in the class 
  • Your hessian
  • Fabrics to use
  • Instructions to take home
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits

You may choose to buy some rag rugging tools to continue your new hobby at home and these will be available to purchase on the day at a special workshop discounted price

What you need to bring:

  • Just your lunch

 There is a maximum of 8 guests in this workshop

We are a Covid-19 Secure venue and have implemented all government guidelines.

Please take a good look at our Covid-secure page for all the details.

Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Ts & Cs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!

You’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email in the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.

Workshop levels explained