Penny Lilley

Rug by Penny Lilley
Rug by Penny Lilley, 2009

Penny Lilley is a rag rug maker, teacher and textile artist working in Castle Douglas. She recently received a Craft Makers Award from Dumfries and Galloway Council.

"Rag rug making is a fascinating way to make rugs, table mats and bags and recycled materials can be used to make wall hangings."

Penny teaches the basic techniques of hooked, prodded and braided rag rugs. Tools and hessian are provided during workshops and can be bought from Penny. Students are encouraged to bring along their own fabrics.