Rag Rug Demonstration with Lucy Leach

Graham Armstrong

Crafting has become a hugely popular trend over the last 10 years with people of all ages, crafting, knitting, painting and making a wide variety of items for the home or themselves using traditional techniques.

Inspire Gifts & Gallery will be showcasing one of these artisan crafts on Wednesday 7th November between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Lucy Leach will be in the first-floor gallery demonstrating rag rug making as well as sharing her top tips on how to choose the right fabric and which method gets the best results.

Lucy’s interest in rag rugs started out as a project over 10 years ago when she was inspired by her memories of her mother making them when she was a child. She now finds that her relaxing hobby has grown into her making rugs to sell so others can enjoy the benefits of her artisan crafting.

Pop along to see Lucy working on her latest rug and ask her any questions you may have about this most traditional of crafts. Whilst you are there why not try your hand at rug making under Lucy’s expert guidance.

The drop-in session is free of charge and open to anyone to come along and have a go. It doesn’t matter if you are 8 or 80 all ages are welcome. You can also see some of Lucy’s finished rugs which are for sale in the shop.

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