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Rag-Rug Making for Beginners

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  • Duration
    6 weeks

  • Start Date
    Thursday 7th May 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • Thursday 7th May 2020, Part Time


Learn to create rugs, bags, mats, tea cosies, cushions, flowers, table runners, art and more from scrap and up-cycled fabrics. Rug hooking is a heritage craft making use of fabrics that would end up in landfill to create vibrant, unique and stylish art for your home.
This course is designed for beginners in rug making and will cover principles of design, confidence in colour and pattern making and the construction of various pieces for the home.
We will cover a little of the history of the craft and rug making globally, exploring design trends in differing cultures.
You will learn what fabrics are suitable for the craft, cutting tips, principle methods of rag-rug making including hooking, prodding, speed shuttle and finishing/edging.

Course details: Thursdays 6-9pm ( 07/05/20 - 18/06/20) excluding 28/05/20 for half-term
You will need to bring in any scrap fabrics you would like to use in your work

Why Our College?

Specialist teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by in-house expert teaching staff and external specialists

Industry standard facilities

Courses are held at our Ipswich Road campus, ensuring you have access to our cutting edge college facilities

A wide range of courses

We offer a wide range of part time and evening courses

Entry Requirements


Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will confidently design and create rag rugs from scratch at home from start to finish, adapting the craft to create different items.



Please note that courses may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. Please be aware that if you are no longer able to attend your course you will be offered an alternative date where available, however no refunds are available unless this course is cancelled by City College Norwich.