Reeth Rug Retreat
Reeth Rug Retreat 

 

Annual Four-day Rug Retreat

Reeth Rug Retreat 2010

 

History

Cilla Cameron and I have been friends for many years. It was while we were next door neighbours, in Hurst, that our mutual love of rug-making developed. Since those early days, we have each followed our own rug-making careers. In the mid 1990s we started to travel to rug schools in America, Canada and Australia, both as students and to teach hooky and proddy techniques. It was inevitable that we would decide to run our own rug school in England.

In 2000 we organised the first Reeth Rug Retreat, held at Marrick Priory near Richmond in the beautiful valley of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. That first year over forty rugmakers attended and we invited Heather Lamborn from York to teach alongside us so that students could choose from one of the three classes we offered.

The school has gone from strength to strength, with teachers from Canada and America leading specialised rug-making classes each year in subjects including Waldoboro rugs, animals, fine cut, folk art, Orientals, story rugs and more. The four-day rug-making course, normally held in September, is now held at Grinton Lodge, near Reeth. It has places for about thirty-five students and offers a variety of teachers and workshops.

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