Rag Rug Making Courses

How to Prog and Hook

During the exhibition of members' work at the Old Mayor's Parlour Gallery, Church Street, Hereford (5 Feb - 30 March) some members will demonstrate their crafts. Jenni will be progging between 11am…

Cost: free entry
Duration: 11 - 3
Venue: The Old Mayor's Parlour Gallery, Hereford
Next Date: 13/03/2019
Rag rugging at Worcestershire farmhouse

Learn two vintage rag rug techniques and make a sampler or start a project like a seat mat or rag rug. Progging gives a shaggy finish when small pieces of fabric are pushed or pulled through a…

Cost: £60 includes light lunch, biscuits, beverages during the day
Duration: one day 10-5
Venue: Huntlands Farm, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5R
Next Date: 06/04/2019
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: £40
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
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
CREATE BEAUTIFUL RUGS FROM UPCYCLED RAGS

One hour practical workshop to learn the traditional technique used by our forbears since the 19th century to recycle mill waste or old clothes into proddy mats, using half a clothes peg like granny…

Cost: One hour workshop includes a kit £15.00, plus entry to show.…
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Olympia, London W14 8UX
Next Date: 01/03/2019
HINTS FOR HOOKERS

Hooking thin strips of fabric or yarn through backing material is a vintage rag rug technique beautifully suited to pictorial or detailed designs. Traditionally, in Canada and America it often…

Cost: One hour workshop includes a kit £15.00, plus entry to show.…
Duration: 12.15-13.15
Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Rd., London W14 8UX
Next Date: 02/03/2019