Rag Rug Making Courses

Try two traditional recycling techniques

Learn the traditional techniques of hooking and podging strips of fabric through hessian backing to make rugs, wall hangings and seat mats. Recycle your old clothes like granny did. A seat mat is a…

Cost: £35
Duration: 10-4
Venue: The Museum of Carpet, Mill Lane, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
Next Date: 21/02/2019
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
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
Next Date: 20/03/2019
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: 05/04/2019
Make a shaggy seat mat at the Black Country Living Museum

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. During the workshop Jenni will demonstrate the traditional techniques of hooking and podging strips of fabric through hessian backing to make…

Cost: £tba per person includes a certificate of completion, free…
Duration: one day 10 - 4
Venue: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ
Next Date: 08/06/2019
Festive wreath making at Rose Tinted Rags, Hereford

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. During the workshop Jenni will demonstrate the traditional techniques of progging/podging strips of fabric through hessian backing to make…

Cost: £45 (children £18)
Duration: one day 10-4
Venue: Rose Tinted Rags : Recycled Textiles & Art. The Old Governors…
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: 28/03/2019