Demand on the up for rag rugging

A craftswoman from north Norfolk is reporting an increasing demand for her rag rug workshops since the recession took hold. Yvonne Autie, who designs and makes rag rugs at her home in North Creake, made her first rug as a replacement for an old bath mat and then realised this was a skill she could share with others.

A craftswoman from north Norfolk is reporting an increasing demand for her rag rug workshops since the recession took hold. Yvonne Autie, who designs and makes rag rugs at her home in North Creake, made her first rug as a replacement for an old bath mat and then realised this was a skill she could share with others..

'I can show people how to use their old clothes and recycle them into a beautiful accessory for the home' said Yvonne' they often last for years; I still have the rag rug bath mat I made 15 years ago.'

Taking inspiration from animals, birds, books and sometimes friends, Yvonne has created a wide range of designs and in March will be joining other Norfolk crafts people at the spring workshops in Blakeney.

Her workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at The Harbour Room, Blakeney, from 1- 4pm.


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The workshops will also feature pottery, drawing and jewellery making by members of the producers co-operative Produced In Norfolk.

Yvonne can be contacted on 01328 738131.

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