16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Rug Tufting Workshop by Ruth O'Reilley of Loop and Yarn, segments of hand-tufted rugs with pink and purple flowers and tassels. | Textile craft workshops at The Biscuit Factory Newcastle.

Tufting Workshop 2023 with Ruth O Reilly - Loop and Yarn



Date: Saturday 14 January 2023

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Ruth O'Reilly - Loop and Yarn

Suitable for: Beginners, aged 18+



In this workshop you will be taught how to use an electric hand tufting machine to produce a wall piece with one to one guidance.  All materials are provided including yarn, backing cloth, tufting machines & frames; frames will accommodate pieces up to 45cm x 45cm. There will be basic motif templates available on the day however participants are encouraged to attend with a simple design in mind.

Finished pieces will be taken & backed by the workshop provider and will be returned to The Biscuit Factory within 14 days for collection.

Ruth O'Reilly

Ruth O'Reilly is the face behind Loop and Yarn. She is a designer maker from South Shields who creates vibrant rugs and wall pieces using a rug tufting gun. She is a Textiles and Surface Design Graduate from The Northern School of Art.


Further information

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event - please check junk folders.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. 

Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.