Rag rugs have been around for centuries, but never has there been such a wealth of creative possibilities available using traditional rug techniques. Rugs are only the beginning! In Rag Rug Creations, you will discover a huge range of applications for this basic technique, such as wall hangings, bags, cushions and accessories, to name a few. This book reveals all the techniques and possibilities open to you using only a minimum of specialist tools, and a wide range of materials, including recycled and found objects, which makes this craft affordable as well as enjoyable.
Every part of the process is covered in Rag Rug Creations, from planning and designing to hooking and prodding; plus instructions on additional decorative techniques such as felting, heat-bonding and fleece-carving. Armed with this book and a rug hook, you'll be producing rag rug creations in no time.
Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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Series: Textiles Handbooks
20 March 2014
Introduction History of Rag Rugging Tools and Equipment Sources of Inspiration Designing for Rag Rugging Preparation and Finishing Techniques Detail and Embellishment Projects Tote Bag Allotment Veggie Markers Christmas Stocking Hair Accessories Fried Egg Potholder Spotty Lovebird Cushion Daisy Chain Necklace Flower Power Circular Cushion Hearts Draught Excluder Tooth Fairy Pillow 'It's a Wrap' Wallpiece Lady Tea Cosy Mythological Beast Rug Allotments Wall Hanging Gallery of Rag Rug Makers Rag Rugs in Museums and Galleries Further Reading Suppliers Glossary Index
Lynne Stein is a trained art therapist and textile artist, and runs a variety of textile workshops, both privately and also in educational settings, museums and galleries. Lynne's work has been exhibited around the world, and commissioned in the UK and internationally for a wide range of public, commercial and domestic spaces. She has been featured on BBC radio and TV broadcasts including Home Front. In 2012, Lynne ran a successful community project with AgeUK to create a jubilee rug, in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Reviews for Rag Rug Creations: An Exploration of Colour and Surface
The projects [covered in this book] are quirky and fun ... [Rag Rug Creations] opens up a new world of crafting and certainly made me realise that there is a lot more to making rugs than I had previously thought. * Workshop on the Web * I had no idea that rugs could be made with such imagination! A tour de force. -- Jovan Nicholson, independent art historian