Thursday, 21 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

Mini Workshops October 1st 2016

Mini Workshops 
at The Rug Studio Oxton

Saturday October 1st

To book email for brochure/booking form

Try your hand at designing a rug pattern see a dye demonstration and have a go at hooking with hosiery.
The day is made up of two sessions you can join one or both

Design and Dye - 12 noon
Using easy collage and doily designs these ideas are great fun and relaxing to do and will give you lots of ideas of how to start designing your own projects.
There will be lots of snipping, sticking and ripping!
The last part of the session will be a short "how to dye for rug making" demonstration. 
Fee £35 per person all materials are provided for the session.

Hooking Hosiery 12.45pm - 3.45pm
Hooking with hosiery is yet another way to make rugs, wallhangings and cushions. In this session you will start to make a Mug Rug 4" square. It will give you time to learn the technique and work on the piece
Fee £35 includes hand dyed hosiery for this project.

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers TIGHR
As a member you are invited to create your own page on the TIGHR website, including photos of work, to network with other members worldwide and to join the creative opportunities posted. Universal conversation, friendship and encouragement are welcome!

Our mission: The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is a global organization of creative people who come together in friendship to share ideas and to explore different techniques of the art of rugmaking using a variety of fibres.
In 2018 the members conference will be held in Reeth North Yorkshire UK. If you would like to take part please join TIGHR now by going to . The fee is £45 for 3 years. You can also follow on FB The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rugmakers.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rug Patterns

3 fun patterns all of them are suitable for hooking or prodding. The patterns come with an extra 4" border making it easy to put on a frame or extend the border slightly. I have added images of the completed rugs to inspire you. Cherry Pie and Mad March Hares are prodded and Chicken Spots is hooked. 

Cherry Pie 20"x39" on Hessian £14.50plus £3 p&p UK 

Mad March Hares 28"x44" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK

Chicken Spots 21"x26" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Reeth Rug Retreat September 9th - 12th 2016

There are a couple of places available in each of the  Taster sessions and Only one place available for the whole weekend.

To see  more about Reeth Rug Retreat go to and to request a brochure/booking form email

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Learn lots of dye techniques to transform ugly duckling material into beauties!. Simple dye techniques make fabulous jewel coloured pieces that are exciting to hook, prod or punch with. £60 per person includes some material and dyes.

July 18th,25th
August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
at the Rug Studio Oxton 9.30 -12.30pm Fee £6.50 per session (includes tea and coffee) time to work on your rug or start a new project. Not for beginners as this is a group not a teaching class. Please email to let me know you would like to come and join us. Choose the dates that suit you or you are welcome to come every week.

October 11th, November 12th
Hooky and Proddy 
Try Traditional Rag Rug Making  see workshop information on the right hand side

 October 29th
Punch Hooking Workshop at The Rug Studio. Punching is a fun and easy technique using yarn and/or material. If you are a yarnaholic there is no better way to use your yarn stash to create beautiful cushions, hangings and rugs for the floor. Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun class you will learn all the basics while working on a small piece around 8" square that may be used as a trivet, wall hanging or table decoration.
Templates will be traced for a quick and easy design. Learn all the skills required to make larger rugs. 9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person

B&B available in Lowdham at Cockerbeck Cottage where Cath looks after you very well and loves having Rug Makers stay from all over the world. There is a train station at the bottom of the village about a 5 minute walk to Cockerbeck Cottage. I can pick up and drop off at the B&B or the station on the day of your workshop/s.

Lowdham is a 5 minute drive from my studio.

There are other B&B's locally  I send a full list with receipt once workshops are booked.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Punch Hooking

Punch Hooking
by Cilla Cameron 
( Certified Oxford Punch Hooking Teacher)

Punch Hooking is an easy technique, it hooks yarn like a dream plus a great selection of material. If you find hooky and/or proddy a strain on your hands or wrist then try punching its a fabulous way to make small hangings or larger rugs.
Workshops dates are being arranged at the Rug Studio. If you are interested in joining a workshop the next date is October 29th 2016 email Cilla at
or go to

Amy Oxford's website has a fabulous video about Punch Hooking and also some good information about the size of Punch hooks take a look