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Rag Rugs Workshops

Rag Rug making with Heather Ritchie

Rag Rug making with Heather Ritchie

9.30am – 4.00pm
£75 inc. lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking.
Material Charges - only if you wish to purchase equipment at the end of the day.

Join Heather Ritchie for the day to make your own unique and personal rag rug.

One of Britain's most experienced rug makers and teachers of rug-making, Heather travels widely running workshops and is internationally recognised for her skills Her detailed floor rugs are considered as if 'painted with fabric'

Heather teaches both Hookie and Proddie methods in her rug making classes. Include lovely flowers in your rug design - suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers as well as floor rugs.  Heather brings along many of er own rugs as inspiration, as well as lovely ideas and fabric.


Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Friday 31st May 2019  This course is now full, however Heather is taking a residential course at Higham Hall 26/5 to 30/5 just 30 minutes drive from here in near Basssenthwaite Lake, please see their website for details.

Typically this course runs with around 9 students. Ideal for beginners as well as those with experience. 

Please bring:  Some large sharp scissors and a couple of bags of material of the colour scheme you may want .The materials are often pooled so people share to an extent. Woollens wear best if you intend to make a floor rug.If you wish to purchase 2-3 ft round or square frames these will be available at the end of the day for £15. Circular frames aare also available to buy.  Other equipment, such as hookies and proddies, will cost approx. £17, payable on the day to the tutor. Otherwise, one can borrow the equipment.

About the Artist  Heather Ritchie is one of Britain's most experienced rugmakers and teachers of rug-making. When Heather moved into a house in North Yorkshire with cold flagstone floors, a neighbour showed her how to make a rug using hessian sacking and old lisle stockings. Heather was immediately inspired by the idea and, over the last 25 years has developed and refined rag rug making skills to the highest standard. She now travels widely running workshops and is internationally recognised for her skills: some of her most complex work has been described as 'painting with fabric'.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date Fri 31st May 2019 9:30 am
Available places 0
Individual Price £75.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop