The garden at Christines studio
I've been thinking about learning to make rugs lately too it reminds me of gma and gdad so much too. I sawsome gear you can get at spotlight, you should research it and have a go yourself :)
two techniques that i know of Chris.1)Quick - latch hook and a wide spaced weave/count tapestry sheet thingo, with cut pieces of rag.2) Traditional, hessian sacking with a hook and long strands of fabric.
We made one when I was a teenager - you can buy the mat base from spotlight it has squares all over and a rug hook - it is really easy and theraputic and because of the squares you can create a pattern or design easily.
Looks like it would be good therapy. A rug like that might be nice next to the bed. I imagine it would feel nice with bare feet :)
Beautiful ethnic quality. Can't wait to see your version soon.
I've been thinking about making one of these too... just have to find the instructions....
This is GORGEOUS! The colors are amazing! I've never made a rug so I cannot offer up any advice. Hoping you'll share your results with us:)~Cindy
Yes chris Val is right imagine one next to your bed on your lovely polishd boards, we will all wait for the finised project if you do one, what a great blog! Dad would be proud, I remember him making all those carpet ones. But rag rugs are so much more trendy :) x
Hi Chris, have been catching up on all your posts over the last couple of weeks. Hope you are feeling better now and I imagine you are. Good to see lot's of painting going on and interested very much in the rag rug idea. I have investigated the sewing strips and braiding then coiling method but it all seemed so much work. Never thought to use the latch hook method. I think it is a great idea for using up all those scraps.
definately the latch hook method would be the most theraputic and easiest way..fast too and not so frustrating ...put it down and walk away..come back to it when you want to... i think you have got me inspired ..lets start a rag rug challenge and blog about it...i have heaps of quilt scraps to use up too...not forgetting the scraps from the blankets i have made from polar fleece...now that would be some warm rugh hey?????