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Textiles: Introduction to Rag Working

Forgan Arts Centre, 59 Kirk Road, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8JB
16 years and over
Textiles: Introduction to Rag Working

Course dates

  • Thu, 22 Aug '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Thu, 29 Aug '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Thu, 5 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Thu, 12 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Thu, 19 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST



Learn traditional techniques of rag working and create your own piece of textile wall art with Sarah Grigg in this 5 week class.

Returning to a childhood love of art, Sarah is a self taught textile maker and designer and has been selling her work under her business name Ragged House for the last 7 years. Sarah has run workshops locally and is involved in community projects with adults and children, teaching new skills, and providing a creative space. Re-using fabrics and yarns, she creates textile art, soft furnishings and jewellery that combine traditional techniques with a contemporary style.

In this class you will learn how to use traditional rag working tools, the American rug hook, the latch hook and the proddy tool. These would have originally been used in rug making, and each provides a different texture and effect. Then there will be time to consider composition and colour as you plan your wall art, and choose which techniques to use to create your final piece.

Rag working is very repetitive and relaxing, and progress is slow and mindful. Due to its labour intensive nature the piece of art you create in the class will not be large, and this introductory course aims to provide you with the skills you will need to go on to make larger pieces in the future.

All tools and materials will be provided by the tutor, but if you have any fabrics that you particularly want to use then please feel free to bring them.


If travelling by car, please park at Waterstone crook car park and make your way up to the centre. We have limited parking at the Centre which is reserved for blue badge holders and those with limited mobility only.
Please read the booking terms and conditions on the course page before making a booking.
By making a booking, you are agreeing to these terms.

Refunds - can be issued up to 2 weeks before classes begin, minus a £20 booking fee.
No refunds can be offered for non-attendance .
If a course is cancelled by the Centre due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued with a full /pro- rata refund.

Public Liability Disclaimer
Please be advised that the road leading up to the property is privately owned and maintained by another landowner, and that the streets surrounding the Centre are owned and maintained by Fife Council. When using these roads, you do so at your own risk. Forgan Arts Centre holds no responsibility for any damage, injury, or inconvenience incurred. The safety of visitors to Forgan Arts Centre is important to us, so please be careful on your travels by foot or transport.

Forgan Arts Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Charity number: SC008537

Tea and coffee is available at the Centre. If attending a day long course or workshop, please bring a packed lunch. We do not have a café.



Rag Work - SA24

Course ticket - for all 5 dates.
Cost of class at annual subscription rate= £132 Our annual subscription is £30 per and will give you a discount to apply against any classes taken within the year of purchase. If you would like to take out a subscription, please head back to the class schedule and purchase the subscription first. You will then be sent a confirmation email for the subscription booking with your code to redeem discount on your classes.


Forgan Arts Centre
59 Kirk Road

Parking is available at Waterstone Crook Car Park. There are four disabled parking bays at the centre.


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