Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The Hooked Door Curtain

The Hooked Door Curtain
I decided to make a hooked door curtain for the door into my studio to keep  the draught out. I hooked it up pretty quickly using material cut too a generous 1/4" wide and used a variety of materials. From recycled skirts, jumpers, blankets and nylon hose. Yarn and new wool material. Some of the material is hand dyed and some as it. It certainly does it jobs and the chills out. The design had to be big, bold and colourful!... It was also a good piece to use up some scraps of material too.

2020 Workshops

2020 Workshops 


Time 9.30am - 3.30pm   
The Rug Studio 
(unless otherwise stated)

There are plenty of workshops to attend through 2020 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 5 or 6 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

Oxton Rug Group meet at The Rug Studio Monday 9.30 - 12.30 £6.50 per person. You are welcome to join us but please email to let me know you would like to come along. No teaching. Not suitable for beginners

Every Monday if you would like to come please email beforehand to let me know

Hooky and Proddy £60 per person Learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy.  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.   

Hooky and Proddy 
£60 per person
March 4th - 1 place has  become available
June 3rd - 3 places left
November 7th - 5 places left

 Hooked Rug 

Proddy Mat

Dye workshop £64 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. Yes you can learn to dye like this wow! Fee includes some material and dyes.                                                                     

March 18th - 2 places available
May 8th - 2 places available 
June 10th -  2 places available

Punch Hooking £60 per person
Punching is an easy technique using a punch needle yarn and/or material. Punching works up quite quickly and is suitable for making cushions, hangings or rugs. All equipment can be purchased at the workshop

March 7th - 3 places left
June 6th - 3 places left
July 4th - 5 places left
September 23rd - 5 places left

Spring Flowers Punch Hooked

Abstract Punch Hooked

Bumble Bee Cottage Workshop £60 per person
March 21st - 5 places left
Design a piece about 8”x12”. House, Cottage, Beach Hut or a shape of your choice. The shape will be appliquéd onto hessian or linen. Basic running stitches are used as well as extra embroidery stitches and embellishments. The background is hooked and prodded plus techniques to make texture.  
For more information please request the full brochure. Suitable for beginners to experienced. 

Hooking Yarn £60 per person
April 25th - 4 places left
This workshop will concentrate on Hooking a design with Yarn only. Design a piece any patternyouwould like to choose. Hooking with yarn is perfect for making a Wall Hanging or Cushion using textures and colourful wool

Pick a Posy £60 per person
October 24th - 5 places left
Flowers are a lot of fun to make. Using Hooking, Proddy and Punching techniques. You can add embellishments and have fun making texture

October 9th - 11th Reeth Rug Retreat Rug School in the Yorkshire Dales near Richmond. 
Choice of 4 workshops, hook in, Punch Hooking demonstration, taster session, Exhibition. Please email for Brochure. Bookings commence January 14th 2020

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.