We have 3 copies of Rag Rug Making by Jenni Stuart-Anderson to give away in our latest MIAMI competition.
This fully illustrated guide to making your own traditional (or modern!) rag rugs has a range of projects for you to put into practice, showing you step by step how to make your own rug.
The book covers the various techniques and is a real education on how to do prodding , progging, hooking, plaiting and braiding.
I had no idea there were such diverse techniques involved – and that they all had such great names. I can’t wait to have a go at prodding or progging!
Competition is now closed
Congratulations to our lucky winners in this competition who are: Jacqueline Goode from Eastbourne, Liz Lucas from Sheffield and Valerie Allen from Biggin Hill. Each wins a copy of Rag Rug Making.
Our lucky winners were drawn using Random number generation
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Viking rag ruggers
The book kicks off with a history of the rag rug tradition - did you know the Vikings did it? The traditions are brought to life with quotes and photographs.
“The more rag rugs you had, the richer you were – (it meant) you could afford to have new clothes. We’d sit around the fire with the rugs on our laps, which kept us warm. They were old potato, flour and sugar sacks.”
All the tools you’ll need are shown and explained – so there’s everything here for a complete novice to get going. The author even includes how to clean your rug. The last section features the work of some of the people Jenni Stuart-Anderson has introduced to rug-making, as well as some of her own creations.
So whether you want a rug, a wall hanging, a chair seat cover or even a frame for a picture or mirror, you’ll find the method here, as well as some inspiration. While inevitably some of the designs may not be to your taste, the important thing is to use them as stimulus to kick start your own ideas.
If you miss the deadline for our draw, you can buy the book on Amazon: »Rag Rug Making