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: 23/05/2018
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
Learn 2 traditional techniques

Try two vintage rag rug making techniques: Progging which produces a shaggy effect and Hooking which consists of small loops of fabric strips and is used for pictorial detail. Make a sampler or start…

Cost: £45
Duration: 10 - 4
Venue: The Pedlars Tray at Wyevale Garden Centre, King's Acre Road,…
Next Date: 28/04/2018
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: £35 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: 02/06/2018
Try two vintage rag rug techniques

Learn two techniques and make a small project or start a larger one, or focus on one technique. Progging gives a shaggy effect and can be done on table or knee. Hooking is used for pictorial detail.…

Cost: £55 includes lunch, drinks and a piece of hessian
Duration: one day 10-4
Venue: Blue-Ginger Gallery, Home End Farm, Stifford’s Bridge on A4103…
Next Date: 24/06/2018
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: 17/05/2018
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