Rug Hooking Class

Learn everything you will need to start your first rug hooking project!

6 hours Class size 2 to 4

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

Rug hooking is an old craft and has been updated to use cast-off fabrics to create unique works of art and in this Sydney class, we will explore this fun craft! You are only limited by your imagination.

This beginner-friendly class teaches all the skills required to begin your first rug hooking project. All materials are supplied, so you will just need to bring yourself and your creativity!

During the class, you will be given personal tuition in a small (COVID safe) group and are guided to make the decision to choose your first project. This can range from rugs to wall hangings, heat pads, mug mats, door stops, carry bags and cushions.

At the end of the class, you can leave with the tools and your project to continue working on at home.

Knowledge required
No previous experience is needed but having some craft experience may be an advantage. Tapestry frames and quilting hoops are handy to have as well, but not required for the class.
What you'll get
  • Personal tuition and encouragement.
  • All tools are supplied for the class and available for purchase.
  • All class materials and work notes are supplied in the class.
What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm for a great recycling craft and your own lunch. Coffee or morning tea and water is provided.
  • Bring a mask if you would like to wear one.
  • Bring an image of your proposed project design, if you have one. It needs to be enlarged to the finished size of the project in B&W. If you don't have any ideas, there are lots of examples I can show you to use in the class.

Martha Birch adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: Well spaced seating and hand sanitizer available


Clovelly, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Martha Birch
Martha Birch
(Craft Rescue)

5.0 (3)

Martha Birch is the Vice-President of the Australian Rug Hooking Guild and has been teaching workshops in rug making for the past four years.

Ten years ago, while visiting the USA, she was given a frame and some hooks by her rug-making mother-in-law, attended her first lesson in Vermont, and Martha was “hooked”!

She followed this up later in Australia under the guidance of Miriam Miller, the “mother” of Rug Hooking Australia, and has continued on this path, inspiring others to join in the fun of recycling unwanted fabrics and making them into useable artworks.

Verified reviews

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Annie He Feb 2022

Great class with a helpful and knowledgeable teacher. Provides you with the basics for making your own rug

Textiles workshop review by Annie He

Caitlin Flanagan Feb 2022

Fantastic class, we learned everything from how to start the rug hooking process, various techniques to add interest, and finally a few ways to finish rugs. Very fun and relaxing!

Rug Hooking Class review by Caitlin Flanagan
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