Rag Rug Workshops in York

Knit & Stitch in York:

I’ve been running rag rug workshops in York for the past four years now. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun 🙂 Originally, our classes took place at The York Makery on Gillygate, but now we have a new lovely venue to write home about… Knit & Stitch!

Knit and Stitch Wool shop in York
Knit & Stitch is in a historic building slap bang in the centre of York.
Inside Knit and Stitch Shop in York with knitted bunting
And it’s full of beautiful handmade things…
The inside of Knit & Stitch craft shop in York with knitted bunting and rag rug workshops

Now, that is truly a craft lover’s happy place 🙂

Rag Rug Workshops in York:

Since moving to our new venue, we’ve already had a fun-filled half day workshop and a skill-building full day one, so I thought I’d share a few photos from our rag rug workshops in York so you can get a flavour of the place.

Rag rug workshops in York at Knit and Stitch with Ragged Life
Our half day workshop participants looking pleased as punch with their handmade trivets.

Book onto a rag rug workshop in York:

Felt inspired? If you’d like to learn how to rag rug and you’re local to York (or maybe you just fancy taking a day or weekend trip to explore the beautiful city), you can book onto one of our rag rug workshops here. Below are a few of the key details about the venue:


Knit & Stitch, 11 Colliergate, York YO1 8BP. Knit & Stitch is located in central York (within the city walls), a couple of minutes walk from the famous Shambles (where some of Harry Potter was filmed!) and a 15 minute walk from York train station. Click here to view the location of the shop on Google Maps.


We schedule half day, full day and wreath workshops on an ad hoc basis, but generally they take place every month. Browse available dates here.

Workshop FAQs:

Q1: Is everything included in the workshop?

All our rag rug workshops include all the tools and materials you will need, however we do ask that you bring along a packed lunch for any full day workshops or be prepared to pop out to pick something up. There are plenty of great places to pick up lunch near Knit & Stitch though (one of the perks of being so central!)

Ragged Life Rug Tools

Q2: Is there parking nearby?

Parking in central York can be expensive and somewhat hit and miss. Where possible, we recommend parking in the park and rides around the periphery of the city and catching the bus in. A return adult ticket into the centre only costs £2.90 from the park and rides.

Q3: What do I make in the workshop?

In our half day workshops, you learn the three main rag rugging techniques whilst making a pretty rag rug flower trivet. You can then buy extra hessian at the end of the class if you would like to start a bigger project.

In the full day workshop, you can choose whether to start a rug, cushion, wreath, bouquet or shopping bag. We bring along the hemmed hessian for each project and the price is included in the workshop.

I hope you enjoyed my little summary of our rag rug workshops in York, but if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hello@raggedlife.com.

Or book onto a rag rug class today…

Remember, if you’re interested in joining a class, you can book on here or if you just want to stay informed about future classes and all things rag rugging, why not join our fortnightly Rag Rug Inspiration Newsletter here.


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As always, happy rag rugging!

Elspeth x

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[…] These are just a couple of common questions we get asked, but if you do think of anything else that we haven’t covered then do send us an email hello@raggedlife.com and we will get back to you. You can also get a bit more of an insight into our rag rug workshops by checking out one of our recent blog posts about our workshops in York here. […]

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