Introduction to rag rugs workshop
If you have ever fancied having a go at learning how to make a rag rug or want to get started again then this is the ideal workshop for you.
Together we will create a small piece of work to get you started which will enable you to create a piece that can be turned into a cushion/ a bag/ wall hanging or anything you choose.
You are most welcome to start on a larger project if you wish to work on it on your own.
This online workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers at all levels of experience (please note that you will need to have good hand dexterity and strength as there is a lot of twisting and pulling and scissor movements)
I offer three options
- Kit with equipment a selection of materials and guide
- Three-hour Zoom workshop, ideal for beginners or as a refresher session to cover the basic techniques covered in the guide / or as a session for someone who has some experience and would like support to create something more bespoke) The fee will be reduced to £30 per person if more than 3 people attend. Please contact me before purchasing to arrange a date
- Five-hour Zoom workshop ideal for beginners or someone who wants to refresh their skills who want to create a finished item during the workshop / or a session for someone who has some experience and would like support to create something more bespoke and would like more time to work on a project. The fee will be reduced to £45 per person if more than 3 people attend.
What to expect at one of my Zoom workshops
We will cover all the basics needed to get you going including transferring a design, using the hook and prodder, how to start and finish, tensioning your work, selecting and preparing materials,
If you prefer to join in with other students and friends simply book a space for each of you. ( if you need a specific date please contact me first)
- A selection of materials to experiment with, (please note that some of these include upcycled materials that have been washed).
- 1 American rag rug hook, 1 homemade peg prodder with a spare peg for you to make your own.
- Felt tip to draw your design on the hessian
- Paper and pencil
- Guide – with step-by-step instructions and photos showing you how to create a short or long loop or loose raggedy style stitch, using the prodder and the American hook, advice on selecting and preparing materials, designs to get you going, and the different ways to complete your project.
Items that you need to provide
- Fabric scissors, needles, and thread.
- If you have an embroidery ring it is also handy extra but it is not necessary.
- Fabric edging tape or wide ribbon
- Fabric glue is useful for some projects
You will need the following
- A computer or tablet with a camera and microphone to enable you to go online, we will be using Zoom.for information about getting connected
- You will need your own materials and equipment or you can purchase a kit