Crafty lockdown activity #1
Have you had a big sort out of your wardrobe? Seeing as charity shops are closed at the minute, I’ve got the perfect quarantine craft for your unwanted items. Rag Rugging! It’s a great task for those who (like me) need to keep their hands busy!
Here’s what you will need:
Hessian (any material with a loose weft, preferably overlock the edges to stop fraying)
Old clothes (slightly stretchy cotton works well such as t-shirt, but be creative as you wish)
Cut up you clothes into 1½ inch strips and then cut them down to about 3 inches, essentially you want a rectangle. If you want to you can draw out a pattern onto your hessian, but I prefer to mix all the colours.
Starting at the centre of your hessian sheet and working outwards. Grab your pointy tool, I have a specific rag rug wooden poker. But a blunt pencil would also do the trick. poke your first hole
Poke one end of one scrap of material through the hole and pull slightly through the back.
Poke another hole next to the one you just made, poke the opposite end of the scrap fabric down the hole you just made, and pull through the back.
Turn the rug shaggy side up, trim and ruffle as necessary.
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