Rag rugging workshop at Earthship Fife on Saturday 4th April

Are you on the look out for a new crafting project? Come along to the Earthship and learn to rag rug with Morag Platt. Morag teaches the traditional rag rug techniques of hooking and prodding. The craft used to be common in mining, rural and fishing communities in Fife. To save money, every scrap of fabric had to be reused in some way, but the craft started to die out when people could afford to buy rugs and carpets, and rag rugs then became associated with poverty. There has been a revival of interest in recent years because of its use of recycled materials to make attractive and colourful objects such as rugs, wallhangings, bags and cushion covers. The workshop will teach the basics of hooking and prodding. 

When: Saturday 4th April, 10.30am to 12

Where: Earthship Fife, Kinghorn Loch, KY3 9YGPicture of person rag-rugging

Equipment and materials will be provided. All children should be accompanied by an adult. You don’t have to book but it would help us to know how many people are coming so we can have enough materials ready.

To book or for further information, contact Louise on 01592 891884 or email inquiry@sci-scotland.org.uk


Rag rug picture