Rag Rugging Class

Turn old t-shirts into recycled works of art at this craft class in Brighton!

Ragged Life
Ragged Life
5.0 (8)
Instagram followers6k

5.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 6 to 12 label £80
Want to discover a new hobby? Come along to this unique craft workshop in Brighton and learn an amazing age-old skill called rag rugging!
During this full-day craft class, you will have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into beautiful creations. Along the way, you will learn all the skills you will need – so don't worry if you're a beginner! With those skills, you will be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive!
To begin, you will have the chance to start a sunflower shopping bag before choosing another project in the afternoon e.g. a rag rug cushion, rag rug wreath, bouquet or rug.
You will learn:
  • How to use the rag rug equipment.
  • How to work with hessian.
  • Materials (selecting and preparing).
  • How to design for rag rug.
  • Both rag rugging techniques (loopy and shaggy).
By the end of this day of crafty fun, you'll have beautiful rag rugging creations to call your own and the skills to make many more and continue on with your new favourite hobby!
Knowledge required
None - perfect for absolute beginners. It is a very forgiving craft and so easy and quick to learn.
What you'll get
  • Your creations to take home.
  • Complimentary refreshments.
What to bring
  • A packed lunch.
  • You will be provided with all the materials you need during the class but as the charm of rag rugging is often in the memories attached to old clothes, you're welcome to bring along any of your own clothing you’d like to incorporate, particularly if you have clothing with sentimental value that you'd like to use.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hen do.

This experience would also be a cool gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


14 Clifton Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3HA, England

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Your teacher
Ragged Life
Ragged Life

5.0 (8)
Instagram followers6k

Hi, I’m Elspeth, avid crafter and professional rag rugger (now that’s something I never thought I would say!). When I was 14 I was asked to make a costume for my school’s recycled fashion show. I’d grown up with my mum’s rag rugs all over the house and thought it would make the perfect medium for my outfit. Hours and hours and t-shirts and t-shirts later, I finished my costume. I won second prize for my efforts but decided that rag rug clothing wasn’t exactly the easiest place to start… a rug would do for my next project. That’s where my story began and I’ve been rag rugging ever since.
I founded my company “Ragged Life” in 2014 after noticing that more and more people were looking to get into rag rugging. I started out running workshops at weekends and in the evenings in London and Hertfordshire but as demand picked up I left my old job to rag rug full time. I’m now a published author, have appeared on national TV and am a regular in craft magazines.
I love spreading rag rug cheer by running workshops across the country as well as selling rag rug starter kits and making handmade commissions.

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