Events and Courses

Rag Rug Wreaths Workshop

Thursday 19th November 2020 10.00am – 16.00pm

Cost: £40 per person

Tickets available from the Museum of Carpet shop or call 0156269028.

Join us at the Museum of Carpet for this festive Rag Rug weaving session hosted by renowned Rag Rug artist Jenni Stuart-Anderson. This workshop will include demonstrations of the traditional techniques of hooking and progging strips of fabric through hessian backing to make rug wall hangings or seat mats.

In this session you will start a progged project that you may finish at home, which only requires a simple tool and can be worked on knee or table giving a shaggy cut pile.

This workshop is ideal for all abilities from novice to expert rag ruggers.

NB: making a wreath is not mandatory. You may choose your own projects to work on during this workshop using the skills Jenni will demonstrate.


ARM KNITTING BLANKET WORKSHOP

Hosted by Knitted by LW

Thursday 26th November 19.00 – 21.00pm

To book please contact workshop host Lucy Wickett at knittedbylw@outlook.com or through her Facebook page Knitted by LW.

For any queries or advice please contact enquiries@museumofcarpet.org.uk or call 0156269028.

Cost: £55 (materials included).

Lucy Wickett is a passionate knitter and workshop host based in the Worcestershire area who produces and sells her own luxury hand-knitted Merino wool decorations and homeware. In this workshop you will create your own colourful chunky knit blanket by learning how to arm knit. Arm knitting is a fun and simple alternative to traditional knitting which allows you to use your body to produce large-scale wool creations quickly and easily. Master this popular trend in an evening and leave with your own colourful (and vegan) wool blanket to keep you warm this winter!

This workshop is COVID-19 safe and spaces are limited for social distancing, so book early to avoid disappointment.