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Proddy Mat Workshop

Sunday 10 November 2024 - Scarborough

  • 75 British pounds
  • Scarborough - Workshops & Courses

Available spaces

Create your own proddy/clippy mat using leftover and recycled scraps of fabrics to create your own decorative and functional small rug. You will learn how this can be made at little cost, what tools can be used and how to finish and bind edges. A frame will be provided to work on and take home to complete your masterpiece. Proddy mats are made by prodding or poking strips of fabric through burlap or linen from the backside. The mats are a fabulous way of upcycling unwanted clothes and textiles into floor rugs or wall hangings. These mats, rugs and hangings were known in different places by various names, including ‘proddy’, 'clippy', ‘hooky’, ‘proggie’ and ‘clootie mat’. The tradition of making ‘rag’ or ‘thrift’ rugs became widespread during the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. However by the 1920s the craft was dying out as it was associated with hard times. The necessity for thrift during World War II brought a brief revival and interest in the craft grew again in the 1980s. Sunday 10 November 2024 10am - 4pm with Rachael Brown This workshop takes place at: North Yorks Art School 2-4 South Street Scarborough YO11 2BP Includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelations and Rescheduling You can reschedule a event up to 2 weeks before the commencement of the event. will transfer your booking to an alternative date and provide written confirmation of the cancelation and new booking. You can cancel a event up to 2 weeks before commencement of the event. will process a full refund for the event which will be made to your original payment method and can take 3-5 business days to process. Cancelations within 2 weeks of the event will not be refunded, however will look to reschedule you onto a future event. This option is at the discretion of Your Right to Cancel If you are a customer living in the United Kingdom or the European Union you have the right to cancel your contract to purchase services from us within 14 days of purchase without giving notice. The cancellation period will end 14 days from the date of purchase when you purchased a service. To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us of your decision to cancel within the cancelation period. To cancel, contact us by email at

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