Rag Rugging Class

Create stunning artwork using old T-shirts and upcycled materials at this fun craft class.

6 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 6 to 12 label £80

Level up your DIY home decor and discover the amazing age-old skill of rag rugging at this fun, full-day craft class in Hertfordshire!

Guided by avid crafter Elspeth, this hands-on workshop will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to transform old T-shirts and forgotten favourites into beautiful handmade creations.

Along the way, you will learn the fundamental skills of rag rugging, which you can use to craft unique rag rugs, cushions, and art to spice up your home. Careful though—it’s highly addictive!

To begin, you will have the chance to start a sunflower cushion 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.
- All about the materials (selecting and preparing).
- How to design for rag rug.
- Both rag rugging techniques (loopy and shaggy).

You'll finish this beginner-friendly craft workshop with your beautiful rag rug creations to take home and a host of new skills that will come in handy whenever you need handmade gifts!

Knowledge required
None - perfect for absolute beginners. It is a very forgiving craft and so easy and quick to learn.
What you'll get
All materials and tools to make your creations to take home.
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 birthday or hen do.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


KHY Sewing School, The Mansion - Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, England

The address is The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham Hill Rd, Beckenham BR3 1SY. Here is the google maps location. https://g.page/sewing-school?share We are located in the centre of the Park, there is plenty of public transport access with a short walk.

Your teacher can also travel within 250 miles of Beckenham, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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Ragged Life
Ragged Life

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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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