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The Rag Rugged Patchwork Ready Cushion
These cushions are available as a completed cushion including P & P £25
Cushion size 12" x 12"
Colours: Pink, Denim, Burgandy, Blue
The new Denim range
The Patchwork Ready Cushion complete kits
[Prodder, cushion pad - 12" x 12", fabric to complete] and learn how to rag rug
£25 including P & P Paypal Accepted
The one on display at Trelawney's Garden Centre, Craft Centre, Ashford Near Barnstaple
They have proved very popular at Clovelly and NT Tintagel since their release
Make and Craft
Craft4Crafters Exhibition Show 2015
January Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st
with Drop-in Rag Rug Workshop
This year you will be able to make a Daffodil corsage or a Red Squirrel.
Donations for Marie Curie or the Red Squirrel Trust
"ART AT ARLINGTON 2015"
Arlington Court, North Devon
I will be at Arlington Court with Diane Bailey for a 3 weeks of exhibition at the Carriage Museum
Tuesday 30th June to 18th July
Diane Bailey's web site: http://www.diane-bailey.co.uk/#
Rag Rugging at The Old Post Office, The National Trust, Tintagel **
Fore Street, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0DB Telephone: 01840 770024
Link to pictures from the Rag Rugging day 16th May 2012
NEXT DEMONSTRATION DAYS for 2015
Wednesday 18th February
Wednesday 22nd April
Exhibition: 12th 26th April
Wednesday 29th July
Wednesday 19th August
Rug - Completed August 2011
To be hung permenantly and on display from Mid September
Handing the rug over by the Lifton Hookers to Natalie Savage, Custodian for the property
On Wednesday 14th April 2010 a rag rug was handed over to the Old Post Office at Tintagel. It was started in February during half term week when the property was open. Visitors to the property were given the chance to 'have a go' and add to the rug. The 1 foot squares were then completed by the Lifton Hookers. I stitched together the squares and backed the rug. It has been raffled along with 2 quilts and raised over £1000 for the property.
Another rug has been started to be raffled for 2012.
August 2010 - A new rug has been made by the Lifton Hookers and is on display at the property.
It is made of woollen fabrics - old skirts etc
Dates at Arlington Court, National Trust for 2014
Arlington, near Barnstaple, EX31 4LP
Telephone: 01271 850296
Art at Arlington Tuesday 30th June - Saturday 18th July
Dates for 2015 at Arlington
Spring Daffodil Trail: 16th - 23rd March
Saturday 15th August 2015
Saturday 22nd August 2015
A new Rug for another National Trust Property
It is in the carriage Musuem in the Tack room in from of the range.
This is designed by me & made by Sally of the Lifton Hookers
|Finch Foundry - National Trust
Sticklepath, Nr Okehampton EX20 2NW
Telephone: 01837 840046
|Finch Foundry - National Trust
Dates for 2015
Friday 3rd April
Friday 31st July
FRiday 4th September
Exhibition: Date to be announced
|Charlcote Park, Warwickshire - National Trust
Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER
|Buckland Abbey and Estate - National Trust
Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6EY
|New Rug for Grasmere Visitors Centre March 2014
|Roseland Mews Studios
|http://www.lynhervalley.co.uk/roselandmewsstudio/index.htm||Embroidery, Goldwork Embroidery and Rag rugging|
|Countess Wear Village Hall
|http://countesswearvillagehall.co.uk/vh/Courses.html||Embroidery, Goldwork Embroidery & Rag Rugging|
|Wyevale Garden Centre
|http://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/garden-centres/Ashford-Barnstaple/KR6||Embroidery, Goldwork Embroidery & Rag Rugging|
|Petroc at Pilton School
THE LIFTON HOOKERS
RAG RUGGING CLASSES IN LIFTON, NEAR LAUNCESTON
Now taking place in the Lifton Hall Hotel, New Road, Lifton, Devon PL16 0DR
The Lifton Hookers - please contact me for dates
Beginners always welcome at any session
For further details contact me: 01769 560515
craft of Rag Rugging is an
old one. It developed out of the need to make
homes more comfortable, as the floors were frequently beaten earth and
warm insulation was needed.
Our current need to recycle and re-use resources is not new, as rag rugging utilised potato sacks and old clothing to make serviceable rugs for the home.
My interest in textiles originates from an early age and from my family with parents and grandparents all participating in a craft. My grandmother made many rugs during the war years. During the 1980’s I worked as Handicraft Instructor, in a day centre for the elderly, for Southwark Social Services as part of their rehabilitation team.
My inspiration for many of my designs comes from the landscape and skies in Devon but I also enjoy contrasting textures and colours which my medium offers endless possibilities. As a garden designer I use my understanding of shape, colour and texture to guide my designs and some folk have often commented that my designs are like gardens and flowers. Colour has always been very important to me and I love the way colours react to each other and blend.
I demonstrate rag rugging, throughout the peak holiday periods, at the famous cobbled street village Clovelly near Bideford. The Fisherman’s Cottage is set out as a typical fisherman’s cottage during the 1920’s
I teach rag rugging at many museums throughout Devon and Somerset providing workshops for adults and children. I also teach for the Workers Educational Association [W.E.A.] - rag rugging, dressmaking & teacher training - throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
I provide courses for the WI college, Denman's, Oxford.
I am also a tutor for Open University Tutor for their Access Courses, a Fellow for the Institute for Learning and Associate member of the College of Occupational Therapists.
I have been part of Art Trek and the North Devon Festival in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 I will be part of this working from Arlington Court NT in July 2015.
16th October 2012
Shields on hessian awaiting to have their proddy bit added!
Highampton gained and 'Outstanding' in their recent OFSTED inspection. Well Done!
30th May 2012
Jubilee Corsage making at Highampton School
Highampton Primary School
Canework and making small baskets
Buttons and Bags for March 28th 2012
The children had decorated the bags with fabrics pens before I arrived. They then sewed buttons onto the bags to embellish them