Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tip for Beeline cutting cassettes

There are times when your Beeline is not cutting through the wool correctly here is a way to rectify.
Click here and it will direct you to the Youtube video…
Useful information about the Beeline cutting cassette

Friday, 5 May 2017


A selection of books to add to your Rug library 

1. Good Housekeeping Rugs and Wallhangings £2.50

2. A Rug Hooking book of Days Polly Minnick £4.00

3. Basic Rug Hooking £5 SOLD
4. Rugs from Rags John Hinchcliffe £5

5. Ragwork Lizzie Reakes £2.50 SOLD
6. Basic Rug Hooking by Rug Hooking Magazine £5

 8. Creative Rug Hooking Anne Mather £6 SOLD
 9. The Art of Rug Hooking £6

    plus £3 p&p for each book Uk only for overseas email

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Dyeing to Dye

Dyeing to Dye  Dye Kit

Dyeing to Dye Booklet 
with 21 dye formulas and how to dye using easy techniques
4 dye spoons
4 dyes Black Red Blue and Yellow
The 21 colour are made up with the above 4 dyes. Formulas are like recipes you put your dry dye into a jug, add a little boiling water mix and top up with cold water and there you have your dye solution. The dyes are suitable for wool, silk and nylon

£23 per kit plus £3 p&p

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

2017 Workshops

2017 Workshops 

Workshops are £59 per person - Time 9.30am - 3.30pm   (unless otherwise stated)
they are at The Rug Studio apart from the Outdoorsy do 

There are plenty of workshops to attend through 2017 from beginners to experienced Rug Makers 
The workshops include Hooking, Proddy, Punch Hooking, Specialised classes in Design, Appliqué with Hooky and Proddy, Hints tips and techniques.
My studio is a bright light and cheerful place to work. The classes are usually limited to about 7 or 8 students. 
If you would like to come for a workshop and the listed dates are not suitable please email or telephone to arrange a suitable date.
Once your class/es have been paid an information sheet and receipt will be sent. 
If you have any questions on any of the workshop please email

OXTON RUG GROUP meet at The Rug Studio Monday 9.30 - 12.30 £6.50 per person. You are welcome to join us but please email to let me know you would like to come along. No teaching. Not suitable for beginners
May 22nd
May 29th NO CLASS
June 5th,12th,19th, 26th
July 3rd, 10th 17th

June 14th
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. The top picture is Proddy and the middle is Hooked you can choose which technique you like or you can put both techniques together to make some texture. If you prefer you can purchase a pattern to work on they are listed on my website (order before class) this workshop is Suitable for beginners to experienced.

Dates to be decided please contact me
Dye workshop £62 per person 
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. Yes you can learn to dye like this wow!                                                                         £62 per person includes some material and dyes.

July 15th
Punch Hooking
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. See the two pictures below for Punch hooking ideas                                   9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person 

July 5th and July 18th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

September 8th - 11th
Reeth Rug Retreat residential Rug School in the Yorkshire Dales. Please request brochure 

September 30th 
Punching Wool into Wool 
This is a fabulous workshops for beginner to experienced punchers. Punching into wool material either hand dyed or as is. Make a cushion, hanging or bag front with amazing results

October 7th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

October 21st 
Wool Yarn Hooky
Hooking with yarn is becoming very popular and will add another dimension to your rug work. You can use any design but the workshop will be hooking with yarn ONLY. There is such a fabulous selection of yarns that will make your designs sing!....

November 14th 
Hooky and Proddy learn both techniques, design a rug, wall hanging or cushion. Lots of hints and tips to make rug making fun and easy. Suitable for beginners to experienced.

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.

Friday, 15 July 2016

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. 

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

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