Friday, 17 August 2012

Not quilting

Not quite quilting but it does involve fabric and could use up a considerable quantity of the scraps which I've been accumulating for far too long.



After countless years of prevaricating I have finally made a start on the rag rug I've been wanting to make. Took a while to sort out the hessian, put an edge on it to stop fraying, get organised, but once all the messing around was done it's surprising how easy it is to get into a rhythm and inserting the fabric strips is relatively quick.  No promises as to how long it will take to finish, this side of Christmas would be nice ☺




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  1. My grandma used to make these and Martyn and I made a woollen Readicut one when we were first married - starting at different ends and meeting in the middle. It was so hard wearing that in the end we had to throw it away!

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    1. Hi Sue, I remember those Readicut ones! They're still available but this is fun because it's using left-overs from years of quilt projects :}

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  2. @Country Bumpkin: smack

    @Kris: CB is near enough I can drive over to her house and make threats:} You're not near enough to intimidate in person so please behave and don't encourage CB, she really doesn't need it!!!!!

    BUT, to answer the question, my plan was Christmas 2012 until last night when I ran into a "learning opportunity" which means I shall probably be taking apart what I've done so far and starting again :}

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    1. (Cockney accent) - Oy! I'm a good girl, I am! :-P

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    1. 'plan' = Everyone needs a target to aim for :}

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  4. I made two Readicut rugs when we got married and made my own lamp shades! Not with Readicut wool I hasten to add!!! "CB's Which Christmas" ,,, love it, still chuckling here :-)

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    1. Hmm, wool lampshades? As for which Christmas, I've decided to aim for the one in December . . .

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  5. I came to ask a question, but I see that CB's beaten me to it. I'll be interested to see more of this as I've never actually seen a rug made like this before.

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    1. Sue, at some point when (if) I can master the technology, do you want to Skype and I can actually show you?

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