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freckle

At last I can post on here......

Had to go on a course to actually get me started on something crafty....and granted there isn't a whole load of skill involved! But here is my progressing rag rug. I reckon I'll probably finish it in about 2016!


sandrar

That's lovely - I love the colours. We have one my Yorkshire grandmother made, the children love it. I think it's the only item they will fight over once we've gone
bodger

We always had rag rugs when we were kids. I don't remember whether it was my mum or grandma who made them.
Digindeep

Sat many hours with my Nan, cutting up old clothes/ cloth...threading it through old and washed hessian sacks....

Nan didn't have a Tele...great memories...Toasting fork, hot fingers by the old black grate/fire....plenty of patted butter from the old barrel...

Thanks for the reminder and best of luck....you will soon finish it...    
magnet

proggy mat

We call them proggy mats up here the mother in law makes them........................Magnet
emsley

Love the colours
kaz

That's one project that  I want to do so keep showing us your progress and it might spur me on
freckle

Re: proggy mat

magnet wrote:
We call them proggy mats up here the mother in law makes them........................Magnet


They are proddy rugs here!
brummie nick

I can remember helping my Mother with the cloth cutting to make the rugs, also having a go with the 'Bodger' {where have I heard that name ?}


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-RAG...ug_Making&hash=item5400ce33fc
kat_lewis

I am also making one    The last one was in the design of the Texan flag for my niece, this one is for infront of the fire in our house. I volunteer at alocal charity shop and can have pick of the rag bag (for a donation) I have collected old jeans for this project.

Kaz maybe you will get the basics for christmas  
Slipster

I have never heard of a Rag Rug      but just going off subject when I was younger and worked as an Armature Winder we had home made tools and one in particular we called a Bodger  they where made from Paxolin aprox 30mm round and about 200mm long pointed at one end and a chisel shape at the other finely polished and very smooth. A prized possession and much loved
avvy

The memories these posts  have brought back , but no one mentioned the blisters  cutting up clippings gave us
brummie nick

avvy wrote:
The memories these posts  have brought back , but no one mentioned the blisters  cutting up clippings gave us


I'd forgotten the blisters.   Thanks for reminding me  
ewal

Peg Rugs

This subject has certainly brought back memories of my mam and dad sat each side of the fire with a light wooden frame on their knees, pegging away with a wooden peg ,sharp at one end. My mam drew a chalk pattern before they started. The trouble was in the twenties and early thirties  there were not many bright colours available.
kaz

They would never stay bright once they were on the floor in our house
WhatCameFirst

That's going to be a great rug!  It's the cutting up that's so off putting though. OH made me a peg loom in the Spring and I've used it once!

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