My rag rug is progressing very slowly as you can see. Every two rows of the same colour represents one tee shirt. Having chopped up our old ones I am now having to trawl the charity shops hereabouts for more material. There are a good half a dozen shops in Rugby and in Daventry, some of which have 50p rails outside, so there are some real bargains to be had. I bought the metre of hessian and a rugging hook for a fiver when we were down in Leighton Buzzard. I tried the hook which wasn’t a great success as I think it is really intended for making wool rugs. So I tried a crotchet hook which was a bit better. Then I saw this weird handle with a wire loop attached ( another CS acquisition) and it is brilliant for speeding along the rows. Here is a 50p lavender colour nightdress already chopped and ready to go. So we are looking forward to next winter when I hope it will be gracing our saloon floor, maybe!
Has anyone else had a go at rag-rug making, if so how did you get on? It is a very satisfying and calming thing to do in the evenings by the Squirrel.