This hands-on three-day course will give you a taste of rug making, and in particular, rug gun tufting. This technique of using a rug gun to make your own rug is much faster than hand tufting and brings its own rewards. You'll be able to explore your own design vision, whilst mastering the process and techniques involved in using a rug tufting gun.
This course will introduce you to the design process of rug tufting so you'll be able to create your own piece with the techniques you have learnt. You'll learn how to select appropriate materials and refine your use of colour and composition within textile design.
You'll leave this three-day course with a better understanding and confidence in your abilities to design textiles, a new set of hands-on skills and a completed rug sample of your own design.
This course is suitable if you are either a beginner or already at an intermediate level and is designed for:
This technique is hugely popular, very satisfying and fun, so all are welcome on the course.
Following the first day and before the next session, you'll work on your final sample designs and how you want it to look overall.
In pairs, you will either rug tuft your design or have a design session with your tutor – you will then swap over.
Design sessions will cover:
This will then lead on to a session on how to evolve what you have learnt on this course and what your next steps should be.
There will be a final group presentation, where you will discuss your outcomes and how best to proceed going forward
By the end of this course, you will have learnt to use the rug gun and learnt how to take an idea, develop it into a design and create an actual piece of work based on your concept.
"I really enjoyed the course and got everything that I wanted out of it. I left feeling excited to carry on with the tufting, filled with lots of ideas for further projects. Claire was a great tutor, thanks so much!"
16 April to 18 April 2020
23 May to 6 June 2020
Three consecutive days
One day a week for three weeks
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Thursday to Friday, 11.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday, 11.30am to 5.30pm
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A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Materials are included but you may wish to purchase your own yarn and sketchbook. In addition, please bring a selection of images with you – drawings, paintings, photos, postcards, anything that you are visually drawn to. These images will be used to help you select your materials and inform your design.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please select when you would like to start: