Rag Rug Making Courses

A vintage technique for shaggy rag rugs

Discover how people recycled their worn clothes to make shaggy mats. The technique is called Progging or Podging in the Black Country, and was done all over the British Isles. Learn the basic rag rug…

Cost: £55
Venue: Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
Next Date: 08/09/2018
Rag rug making in Worcestershire

There will be time to relax and work on a project using traditional rag rug techniques, walk if you want, eat delicious home cooked food. Take a break from the rat race : small group, relaxed…

Cost: £250 includes accommodation, food and tuition. A £50 deposit…
Duration: Friday evening until Sunday lunch
Venue: Huntlands Farm, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5R
Next Date: 26/10/2018
Hear the story and have a go

Talk: ‘Create Beautiful Rugs from Rags’ and hands-on demo for Preston Wynne W.I. Jenni will talk about the story of rag rug making and how she got hooked. Hooking and Progging will be…

Cost: Visitors: £4 includes refreshments
Duration: about 60 minutes from 8pm
Venue: Preston Wynne Village Hall, HR1 3PE
Traditional rag rug techniques

Learn 2 traditional techniques: Hooking, used for pictorial detail, and Progging which gives a shaggy effect. Make a small project or start a larger one in a stone manor house near Broadway,…

Cost: £60 includes lunch, biscuits, beverages during the day
Duration: one day 10-4
Venue: The Stanton Guildhouse
Next Date: 19/09/2018
Vintage techniques for contemporary projects

A day workshop where you can learn Hooking and Progging. In a small group you get individual help: you could decorate a hessian bag or start a larger project like a cushion or rug. Hooking is used…

Cost: £55 includes lunch, beverages during the day
Duration: day workshop 10-4
Venue: Blue Ginger gallery, Stiffords Bridge, WR13 5NW
Next Date: 31/08/2018
Quick & Easy Sessions at the Festival of Quilts

One hour practical workshops where you can learn a traditional rag rug technique and make a sample from a kit. August 9th : UPCYCLE WITH TRADITIONAL RAG RUGGING August 10th : BRAIDED SPIRAL…

Cost: £15 includes a kit
Duration: one hour : 13.00 - 14.00 except Sat.11th at 14.15 - 15.15
Venue: the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham