Rag Rugs Workshop

Learn how to make rag rugs, the ultimate recycling craft!

2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $50 - $55 (or 4 payments of $13 - $14 Afterpay)
(price varies across dates)

Join us for a relaxing rag rug workshop in Brisbane and create your own eco rug.

In this fun and social workshop, you will learn how to make your own rag rug from scratch using second-hand materials. No sewing just knotting!

Recycle all your old sheets and clothes and make a "no-sew" rag rug just like your grandmother did! Rag rugs are the ultimate recycling craft.

All materials including a selection of fabric packs will be supplied for the workshop to get you started on your rag rugs.

This workshop is a fantastic way to relax and have a great night of fun, laughter and creating.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge required
No experience necessary.
What you'll get
  • Selection of fabric packs to work with.
  • Tea/coffee and light refreshments also provided during the workshop.
What to bring
If you have any sheets and pillowcases to up-cycle please bring these with you but not a necessity as there will be plenty of fabric packs to choose from.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.


Cwa Hall, Country Woman's Association 9 school Rd, Yeronga; 869 Mundoolun Connection Road, Tamborine QLD and 20 Dayboro Road, Petrie QLD (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Macrame SweetNess
Macrame SweetNess

4.9 (99)

Bringing you macrame workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced, private parties, custom orders and DIY kits.


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Marie-Lise Theys Jul 2021

Love the class, great teacher, plenty of time to learn, lots of fun and laughs

Tracy Miers Jun 2021

Hi. My sister and I attended the Rag Rug class at Kawana. We both like all sorts of craft . The teacher was great, very attentive and patient and got around to everyone personally when we had problems. The venue was great with lots of room to work. We had a great day and have come away with a new craft while catching up and meeting other ladies. Thinking of Macrame for next time! Cheers Tracy.

Jane Trigg Jun 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the rag rug workshop with Ness.
Good venue, good parking, good set-up :)
Ness (and Chloe) were clear with instructions and readily available to help us…class size was good for this…it was relaxed and friendly…
I am still adding to my rug, a few days later - so that alone says something :)

Dorelle Gossow Jun 2021

Pleasant afternoon learning a new craft. Ness explained the technique well and I found it easy to understand.

Helen Malin Jun 2021

Really enjoyed the class,time went fast, felt a bit cramped,could have had a bigger room or smaller class even so learnt a lot and going to make heaps of rag rugs,thank you.

Glynis Adams Jun 2021

Great class. Plenty of explanations and demonstrations. The provided supplies were helpful. No need to bring anything along. Just the right amount of time. Location was convenient but maybe better signage? Wasn’t sure which shopfront I was going to. Lovely afternoon tea. Recommend

Textiles workshop review by Glynis Adams

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Lelia Glover Jun 2021

Had a great time learning the art of rag rug making. Our teacher Ness was so patient with us. A very enjoyable class. Would highly recommend.

Peita-Lee Heywood Jun 2021

Always wanted to do a rag rug class. Teacher was great with starter packs provided. Class was long enough that I felt I could go away and do it by myself - not rushed or overwhelming with too much info.
Venue was easy to get to with good parking.

Cheryl Saund Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was friendly, helpful, experienced and explained steps so well. It was enjoyable class- a friendly, welcoming environment. Patient instructor, helped solve my mistakes. Classroom seats are terribly uncomfortable, but the room was set up well, with lots of interesting crafts on display to inspire creativity. Everything you need to get started on a rug was provided.
Rag rug class at Petrie was great value and I'd recommend to anyone.

Kathy Carseldine Jun 2021

The class was great. Teacher was very good and presented lesson well. Great kits were on offer. Found class great value for money.

Maryann Gibson Jun 2021

Ness was a great teacher. She shared alot if extra tips and information. She was very very helpful.

Kathy McCaffrey Jun 2021

I learned how to make a rag rug, the circular shape.Vanessa gave clear instructions, and helped 8ndividually while we worked on them. The materials supplied were varied, and worked well. I went home and continued without problems. Now to remember step one to start a new one later might be a challenge, but Vanessa has said she is available to assist. Nice, worthwhile afternoon.

Colleen Rennie May 2021

Great class, very knowledgeable, friendly teacher, and excellent venue! Will look out for macrame classes at same venue!

Michelle Newport May 2021

Fully enjoyed myself, couldn't of asked for a better teacher, highly recommended, had the best day

Andrea McKeon May 2021

The venue was lovely and the teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had a great time

Michelle Williamson May 2021

Great venue, beautiful views and heaps of refreshments. The teacher was very helpful and extremely informative, I had a wonderful time and learnt heaps!

Marie Whitfield May 2021

Great class. Friendly and very helpful teacher. Hope more classes are offered on the Southside.

Tracy Brew May 2021

It was a very good class. I feel increasing the course to 3 hrs would assist with learning the new skill and perhaps having a 15 min coffee break in middle would allow everyone time to meet new people. Would do another class again! It was great!

Sandy Harnell May 2021

Vanessa was great. Very friendly, organised, great range of supplies and choices. Overall was very, very good. Looking forward to going to another workshop at the venue. The only negative if you call it a negative is that the toilets are outside the venue. Might be an issue when it rains but having grown up with toilets outside, not a problem.

Jan Rhoades May 2021

We had fun in our rag rug making class in Yeronga with Ness and her great helper Chloe. The time flew by.
Ness has worked out a ‘new’ way to start off the process and it seems to have worked because we all ended up with something.
She was well organised, helpful and patient with a class full of beginners.
Great fun at CWA hall on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brisbane
Thanks Ness and Chloe

Rag Rugs Workshop review by Jan Rhoades Sydney

Anjela Buchecker May 2021

Teacher was fabulous. I love knowing how to do this now. I’m very happy indeed!

Jones Katrina May 2021

Teacher was good sharing herself around to help everyone. Value for money was ok too

Textiles workshop review by Jones Katrina

Annie Cardillo May 2021

Ness provided all the materials and was very patient with all of us!
Enjoyed it greatly. Thankyou!

Maureen King May 2021

It was very hard to find the venue as it was very poorly lit. The teacher however was very patient and kind, very lovely. She taught well. A good instructor.

Dolores Rossi May 2021

Class was great.
Teacher explained things well and spent lots of time with everyone, ensuring they understood what to do.
Atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming.
Would definitely recommend this class.

Susannah Dabwido May 2021

I had fun learning this skill of rug knotting. Would love to see more workshops. Thank you

Kathleen Young Apr 2021

I really enjoyed the class, the teacher was awesome as we had 4 deaf ladies in our class with 2 interpreters, she did a brilliant job.
Thanks Kathleen Young

Anne Whitlock Apr 2021

Had a lovely Evening creating Rag Rugs ! Give it a go - The teacher Ness is super friendly and shares a great class.

Rag Rugs Workshop review by Anne Whitlock

Michelle Biddle Apr 2021

Great value for money and Ness was extremely patient in repeating what she must've felt like a thousand times, the instructions.
Lovely talented lady and good working space.

Farina Khan Apr 2021

The teacher was very friendly, informative and helpful and had lovely fabrics for us to use. The venue was comfortable and easy to find. I look forward to finishing my rug!

Julianne Jansen Apr 2021

Very friendly and helpful instructor giving one on one attention to all participants in the class

Beryl Henshaw Apr 2021

Great instructor. Very helpful. The venue was great and it is good to find a daytime class during the week

Gail Russell Mar 2021

Great workshop. Tutor was awesome. Good venue. Had a great evening. Group size was perfect for this type of workshop.

Textiles workshop review by Gail Russell

Tracy Mar 2021

Lovely Teacher and Easy to follow instructions
I would easily do it again in a heartbeat

Kinnie Mienie Mar 2021

Lovely learning experience.
My rug is still growing. My dog also interested in the rug.
Thank you

Textiles workshop review by Kinnie Mienie

Marilyn Boulton Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Nessa is a great teacher and I quickly learned how to make rag rugs. It was certainly value for my money and I would recommend it to anyone.

Brooke Tranberg Mar 2021

Ness was a great teacher, very patient (even with the one left hander in the group!). The instructions were clear and the group size perfect.

Margaret Lehan Mar 2021

The teacher was wonderful. Vanessa was very approachable, friendly & patient. She would check on us all individually & offer teaching & guidance as needed. The material was supplied which made it hassle free - no needing to find what you need when your day is already full I would recommend this class to anyone.

Fresia Tove Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was really friendly, helpful, patient and professional. She was also good at showing and explaining. The group size was just right and it was a comfortable venue with everything you might need provided. Will def sign up for another workshop!

Louise Ferry Feb 2021

The workshop was awesome, our wonderful trainer was fantastic, she always made sure that everyone was ok and if you had a question or issue she explained everything very clearly and helped you out.
The venue was good & easy to find and access.

Helena Dobson Feb 2021

Absolutely loved this class, Nessa is passionate about her class and brings her knowledge and love of the craft with her as well as being very patient and understanding!

Sina Bliss Feb 2021

Just had my first Rag Rug class and I’m hooked already Ness was so patient and made clear, easy instructions to follow while taking time to help each participant one on one.
There were plenty of materials and colours to choose from. I’m delighted with the result and can’t wait to see my rug grow :-)
Thank you Ness

Marnie Goldsmith Feb 2021

I really enjoyed this class, Ness was great, things were explained in detail, can't wait to try other classes. Highly recommend

Textiles workshop review by Marnie Goldsmith

Sarah Strickland Feb 2021

Ness was a wonderful teacher. She made the class super fun and i really enjoyed starting my rag rug and look forward to many more creations i can make. Thank you so much for tonight!
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