Traditional Rag Rug Making

Date(s) - 8 Apr 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A day of textile recycling bliss for beginners, crafters, hoarders and textile artists! Discover the old skills of hooking and prodding whilst making beautiful spring flower brooches, pictures and  decorative garlands.


Rag rug making is a wonderful way to recycle old clothes, household textiles, yarns and even sheep fleece. The techniques are simple, the process is relaxing and thrifty however making a rug is a lengthy process so for this workshop we will design and make small pieces of decorative rug work which can be finished on the day.  From this workshop you will take all the skills needed to make larger rugs in the future.

 You will learn about: –

  • all the different rag rug making tools and base fabrics
  • cutting including rotary cutters
  • some of the history of rug making and design
  • how to finish off, edge and mount work.

Tutor: Sue Clow has been making rag rugs for over 20 years as part of her range of creative textile recycling. She teaches workshops at a variety of venues including museums and festivals and enjoys this down to earth art as part of a small holding life style.

Sue will provide all the tools and materials you will need but you are welcome to bring your own too. If possible please bring a sharp pair  of scissors. Tools, base fabrics and kits will also be available for sale .

More info at and Rag Art Studios Facebook Page at :

rag rug making


Fee: £36 per person (plus £3 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm including Peg Loom Weaving, please see our events calendar for more details.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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