Rebel Rag Ruggers of the North East

 

 

 

 

From Sat 5th Oct  to Fri 1st Nov 2013 there will be an exhibition of work at Bailiffgate created by individuals and Northumbrian rag rugging groups including the Rebel Rag Ruggers.

 

 

 

          See the fascinating book to accompany this exhibition at a special Exhibition-only price

 

There was an Open Day on Oct 5th  with displays and demonstrations from local groups that proves the great interest and enjoyment of this  traditional activity amongst all ages

                         

 

                         

 

                           

 

Don't worry though, you have not missed out as there is  also a full-day workshop on October 19th  to get you rag rugging in earnest

 

                Rebel Rag Ruggers Workshop  Details for Saturday 19th Oct/ Book.

 

               

 

 

 Why do we call ourselves Rebel Rag Ruggers?  
Rebel Rag Ruggers in action

As people have been rag rugging for centuries there are quite a few traditional "rules".  We call ourselves the Rebel Rag Ruggers because although we respect and value traditional rag rugging methods, we also think that you don't have to stick to the traditional rules. We find that people learn best when they are relaxed and having fun experimenting, rather than worrying about not doing things the "proper" way.  So don’t worry, you don’t need to be good at art, drawing, or sewing to rag rug.

 

 All workshops are suitable for beginners and cost £30 per person, which includes tuition, all materials, tea/coffee and homemade cake.

 

                                  Booking (here) is recommended as places are limited

 

               

 

For more information about the Rebel Rag Ruggers go to their website  -which also contains many beautiful examples of Rag Rug art from Bright Seed Textiles