Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas gifts

Gifts under £10 from The Rug Studio

Hand Dyed wool swatches 16"x14" £4.50
Hand Dyed wool swatches 1/4 yard £9
100grms Hand Dyed Wool Yarn £5.95
1 yard Hessian £8.95
plus postage

Rug Hooking Magazine £7.20 includes postage 



Dyeing to Dye

Dyeing to Dye  Dye Kit


Includes
Dyeing to Dye Booklet 
with 21 dye formulas and how to dye using easy techniques
4 dye spoons
4 dyes Black Red Blue and Yellow
The 21 colour are made up with the above 4 dyes. Formulas are like recipes you put your dry dye into a jug, add a little boiling water mix and top up with cold water and there you have your dye solution. The dyes are suitable for wool, silk and nylon

£22 per kit plus £3 p&p

Rug Hooking Magazine

The latest Rug Hooking Magazine is now in stock. As always there is plenty to read and lots of inspiration. Free patterns, dye techniques, hook a clutch bag,  and a whole lot more. 5 copies x £36 includes p&p or 1 x copy £7.20 includes p&p. email if you would like a copy priscillacameron1@googlemail.com




Sunday, 30 October 2016

A Christmas Treat

Christmas Treats!


GP Gripper Lap Frame
This is a fabulous dual purpose lap frame as you can use it for both hooking and punch hooking. You can hook any size rug on it all you do is move your foundation to the area you would like to work on. It  is also fabulous for punch hooking too again you are able to move your monks cloth to the area you would like to punch. There is a working area of 15"x12½, comes with a gripper cover and  folds flat for easy carrying  £228 plus £15 p&p
To see the full range of frames for hooking and punching please look on my website www.ragrugsuk.co.uk 

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There is a good range of hooking and punching equipment on my website too.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

2016 and 2017 Workshops

2016

December 5th, 12th,19th
at the Rug Studio Oxton 9.30 -12.30pm Fee £6.50 per session (includes tea and coffee) time to work on your rug or start a new project. Not for beginners as this is a group not a teaching class. Please email to let me know you would like to come and join us. Choose the dates that suit you or you are welcome to come every week.




2017

Workshops are £59 per person - Time 9.30am - 3.30pm   (unless otherwise stated)

There are plenty of workshops to attend through 2017 from beginners to experienced Rug Makers 
The workshops include Hooking, Proddy, Punch Hooking, Specialised classes in Design, Appliqué with Hooky and Proddy, Hints tips and techniques.
My studio is a bright light and cheerful place to work. The classes are usually limited to about 7 or 8 students. 
If you would like to come for a workshop and the listed dates are not suitable please email or telephone to arrange a suitable date.
Once your class/es have been paid an information sheet and receipt will be sent. 
If you have any questions on any of the workshop please email

February 28th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

March 11th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced. 

March 14th
Dye workshop £62 per person 
Learn lots of dye techniques to transform ugly duckling material into beauties!. Simple dye techniques make fabulous jewel coloured pieces that are exciting to hook, prod or punch with. £62 per person includes some material and dyes.

March 25th 
Punch Hooking
Punch Hooking Workshop at The Rug Studio. Punching is a fun and easy technique using yarn and/or material. If you are a yarnaholic there is no better way to use your yarn stash to create beautiful cushions, hangings and rugs for the floor. Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun class you will learn all the basics while working on a small piece around 8" square that may be used as a trivet, wall hanging or table decoration.
Templates will be traced for a quick and easy design. Learn all the skills required to make larger rugs. 9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person

April 1st
Hints Tips and Techniques  9am 12 Noon  £35 per person
There are a lot of tips that are really helpful for Rug Making. We will cover design/themes, materials, colour, hooking eyes so they look alive, cutting tips, hooking and proddy techniques, borders, backgrounds and whole lot more!

Hosiery Hooking 12.45pm- 3.45pm  £35 per person
Hooking with hosiery is another adventure into rug hooking. In this session make a Mug Rug 4” square. It will give you time to learn the technique along with hints and tips that make hosiery hooking so enjoyable. Using hand dyed hose to creative a colourful piece. Fee includes hand dyed hosiery for this project

April 12th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced

May 6th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

May 16th
Beach Hut Days and Bunting
We all love Beach Huts and dream of sitting by the sea watching the world go by. I love them. This is an open class as far as technique/s go you can use Proddy, Hooking, Punching, add Appliqué and embellishments. Make a hanging, cushion or rug the choice is yours. Beach Huts are very easy to draw and colour themes are endless. Another fun workshop.

June 
2nd - 4th   Outdoorsy Hook in
The hook in will be a weekend of fun and meeting up with other rug makers. There is plenty of room for you to bring caravans, motor homes and tents. 
Please request brochure/booking form for full details and fees

June 14th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

July 5th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

July 15th
Punch Hooking
Punch Hooking Workshop at The Rug Studio. Punching is a fun and easy technique using yarn and/or material. If you are a yarnaholic there is no better way to use your yarn stash to create beautiful cushions, hangings and rugs for the floor. Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun class you will learn all the basics while working on a small piece around 8" square that may be used as a trivet, wall hanging or table decoration.
Templates will be traced for a quick and easy design. Learn all the skills required to make larger rugs. 9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person

September 8th - 11th
Reeth Rug Retreat residential Rug School in the Yorkshire Dales. Please request brochure 

September 30th 
Punching Wool into Wool 
This is a fabulous workshops for beginner to experienced punchers. Punching into wool material either hand dyed or as is. Make a cushion, hanging or bag front with amazing results

October 7th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

November 14th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

B&B available in Lowdham at Cockerbeck Cottage where Cath looks after you very well and loves having Rug Makers stay from all over the world. There is a train station at the bottom of the village about a 5 minute walk to Cockerbeck Cottage. I can pick up and drop off at the B&B or the station on the day of your workshop/s.
Lowdham is a 5 minute drive from my studio.
There are other B&B's locally  I send a full list with receipt once workshops are booked.

Friday, 15 July 2016

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers TIGHR
ARE YOU A MEMBER? IF NOT READ ON...
As a member you are invited to create your own page on the TIGHR website, including photos of work, to network with other members worldwide and to join the creative opportunities posted. Universal conversation, friendship and encouragement are welcome!

Our mission: The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is a global organization of creative people who come together in friendship to share ideas and to explore different techniques of the art of rugmaking using a variety of fibres.
In 2018 the members conference will be held in Reeth North Yorkshire UK. If you would like to take part please join TIGHR now by going to www.tighr.net . The fee is £45 for 3 years. You can also follow on FB The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rugmakers.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rug Patterns

3 fun patterns all of them are suitable for hooking or prodding. The patterns come with an extra 4" border making it easy to put on a frame or extend the border slightly. I have added images of the completed rugs to inspire you. Cherry Pie and Mad March Hares are prodded and Chicken Spots is hooked. 


Cherry Pie 20"x39" on Hessian £14.50plus £3 p&p UK 




Mad March Hares 28"x44" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK



Chicken Spots 21"x26" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK