Friday, 17 March 2017

Tweeds and Plaids


For all of the rug makers who have asked me for tweeds/plaids here are a few selected colours I now have a good range. They are 100% wool and absolutely gorgeous to hook and or prod with, The colours are amazing or they over dye beautifully. You definitely will not be disappointed...please email for p&p on your order

Swatches approx 20"x14'' £3.50 each 

1. Swatch approx 26" x16" £4.50

                                                     2. Swatch approx 26" x16" £4.50
 
3. Swatch approx 26" x16" £4.50

4. Swatch approx 26" x16" £4.50

5. 1 1/4 yards 48"x56" £25







Hooks

Lovely brass bent hooks with fabulous wooden handles handcrafted in the UK
The bent hook will hook material around 1/4'' wide £24 each plus £3 p&p



Colourful acrylic handles with brass hook. They hook material around 1/4" wide. £26 each plus £3 p&p




Rug Hooking Magazine

The March April May issue of Rug Hooking Magazine is now available
Plenty to read, learn and enjoy! free pattern and dyeing information
£6.00 plus £.20 p&P



Thursday, 1 December 2016

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

£23 per kit plus £3 p&p

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

2017 Workshops

2017 Workshops 

March 20th 27th

April 3rd, 10th 24th
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.

Workshops are £59 per person - Time 9.30am - 3.30pm   (unless otherwise stated)
they are at The Rug Studio apart from the Outdoorsy do 

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

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. The top picture is Proddy and the middle is Hooked you can choose which technique you like or you can put both techniques together to make some texture. If you prefer you can purchase a pattern to work on they are listed on my website www.ragrugsuk.co.uk (order before class) this workshop is Suitable for beginners to experienced.





March 28th
Dye workshop £62 per person  ONE PLACE AVAILABLE
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. Yes you can learn to dye like this wow!                                                                         £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. See the two pictures below for Punch hooking ideas                                   9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person 



April 1st and April 6th
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. Amazing what you can do with a bag full of as is and hand dyed nylon hosiery. Both pieces below are rug size come and try your hand!




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. Selection of Beach Hut pieces 


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. Drive, come by train the station is 5 minutes away, come by boat the river is only 5 minutes away too. I am so excited about this weekend, there will be a pop up shop with rug making equipment and Judith's Jam's will be there too selling her yummy jams, marmalade,chutney and probably a few cakes. Book it in your diary now! 
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. 

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