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Sat, 13 Apr


The Wood Cottage


A no sew workshop with different options, learn to rag rug or create a Spring rag wreath or heart.

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Time & Location

13 Apr 2024, 13:00 – 16:00

The Wood Cottage, The Wood Cottage, Main Rd, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DD, UK

About the Event

A workshop where you can choose between making a beautiful rag wreath or learn how to rag rug cushion. You will have a choice of shapes, you can contact prior to the workshop for your preferences.

Such a traditional craft, rag rugs were made using old clothing such as coats, trousers and thick fabrics. Cottons were saved for quilting, but nothing went to waste. Often seen more around mining communities these rags were originally a very practical way of recycling. They usually had a dark border supposed ti ward off evil spirits, but today the craft sees many different designs both abstract and nature based. These crafts are such a mindful craft to learn and relax the mind.

Wreaths have been around since ancient pagan times and are in german and scandanavian cultures. Wreaths have also symbolized nature and have been used to honour the return of the sun and the promise of spring.

Recycling scraps and used fabrics in this way makes a new and treasured craft for your home. We can add fabrics if your choice these days to create a design and colour palette bespoke to you.

What's included

  • Tuition and tools needed
  • Base needed, either wreath wire or rug base
  • Use of patterns and templates
  • teas or coffees and biscuits
  • Onsite free parking

What you will learn

  • Preparation of fabric pieces,
  • Planning, methods and styles
  • A new relaxing craft

What you need to bring

  • Fabrics or garment to upcycle either fat quarter sizes from a stash or from garments or bedding. Wreath needs approx six fat quarter size different tonal colours. The rag rug cushion will need approximately the same amount (1.5m), no slippy shiny fabrics though.
  • A packed lunch if needed.

What to do next

  • You can book by buying a ticket online
  • Any questions you can email on: the
  • Tell your friends see if they want to get creative too
  • Go to the blog post “what next” at the end of the events page


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