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


Saturday 14 January 2023 | 11am - 3pm


Suitable for: Beginners, aged 18+

About 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 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. 

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.