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Introduction to Basic rag rug making techniques

with Sue Clow from Rag Art Studios

Wednesday 29th November


10 am -4pm 


Rag rug making is a wonderful way to recycle all your old textiles into functional household items and/or into textile art. All the fabrics will be reclaimed and lots of lovely examples of all the techniques will be on display.

This workshop will start with the two basic rag rug techniques of hooking and prodding and show how these rugs are made working on a hessian base. We will explore the techniques whilst making small sample pieces or finished items such as brooches.  

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One of my favorites is to make flower badges where we hook the centre of the flower using the hooking method which is also great for making pictorial rugs. Then around the centre we prod the petals using the same technique as for making shaggy, prodded rag rugs.The outcome is a lovely brooch which is backed with felted fabric and a brooch pin to wear and all the skills you need to make the two different styles of rag rugs

After exploring these techniques we can add another variation of hooking which is called locker hooking. This is done on a rug canvas base and is ideal for using more delicate fabrics and making very strong, geometric rugs. We can explore this technique making small sample table mats or bracelets. 

All tools and materials are supplied and are on sale for purchase for future  rug making.


Teas and Coffees are provided please bring your own packed lunch

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