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Rag Rugs, Pillows, and More

over 30 ways to upcycle fabric for the home

Author: Elspeth Jackson

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782493631

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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You’ll be amazed at how simple and enjoyable it is to upcycle old and well-loved garments into beautiful rugs, pillows, artworks, bags, and other gifts, using just a few basic tools and some simple techniques. The book is arranged into three chapters: Home includes a selection of projects for fun and easy rugs in a range of colors and styles, as well as a shaggy pillow, draft excluder, wall hanging, and chalkboard frame. Gifts has wonderful ideas for unique items that you can make for friends and family, from a clutch bag to flower hair clips and even a brooch. Finally, Seasonal will inspire you to turn your strips of fabric into decorations and gifts to use at certain times of the year, from a rag-rugged heart for Valentine’s Day, to an unusual spring wreath, and some gorgeous Christmas baubles. With lavish color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions and artworks, crafters of all ages will enjoy making these projects. A comprehensive section at the start of the book covers everything you need to know about which fabrics to choose, what tools you will need, and what the essential techniques are, allowing you to discover how to update this traditional craft with endless possibilities of color and fabric combinations.

Making rag rugs

15 step-by-step projects

Author: Clare Hubbard

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174558

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Creating a beautiful throw rug from scraps is easy enough for anyone to master. Making Rag Rugs, a collection of 15 original designs from a variety of talented rug crafters, suits the skills of any crafter, from the rawest beginner to the most sophisticated talent. This book shows how to utilize such simple recycled ingredients as leftover fabric, old clothes, and household textiles to create these beloved and time-honored rugs. The techniques are easy to learn, the cost is minimal, and very little special equipment is needed. Each project is accompanied by a detailed "what you will need" list, step-by-step instructions with color illustrations and full-color photographs of the whole rug, and close-up detail that brings the projects to life and makes them easy to achieve. Specification boxes detail the size of the rug and the technique used. The designs in this book are contemporary and fun. The Retro Flower Rug is inspired by the classic flower shapes used by Andy Warhol and Mary Quant in the 1960s. Lavender Field is made from soft woolen blankets dyed in shades of green and mauve to represent lavender flowers, foliage, and surrounding fields. Lavender buds are even sewn into the lining to gently scent the room. A wonderfully rustic Braided Woolly Rug is made from cream and white blankets and black and gray coat and skirt fabrics. All of the basics are covered - from preparing the rags to finishing, cleaning, and caring for the completed rugs. Once crafters have mastered the techniques of hooking, prodding, braiding, and weaving, the next step is to design their own rugs.

Twist and Twine

18 Ideas for Rag Rugs and Home Decor

Author: Bobbie Irwin

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896897366

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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From fabric strips to completed rugs - it's all in the twist! Traditional crafting and green crafting come together with impressive results in Twist & Twine. Author Bobbie Irwin guides you through the age-old art of rug twining to create beautiful, durable objects for your home, all with strips of new or recycled fabric. You'll begin with a twining sampler to learn the basic methods you'll need to make rugs, baskets, placemats, even a photo album. Clearly presented techniques and project instructions include color diagrams and photos. Learn to make your own twining frames, and discover nonframe projects that use boxes, cardboard tubes and bowls as forms for twining. In Twist & Twine you'll get: an illustrated guide to twining methods detailed instructions for 7 rugs and 11 home decor items created with a variety of techniques and looms thorough discussions of fabric - new or recycled - to use for warps and wefts a review of twining equipment, including instructions for constructing looms and frames lists of twining references and resources

Rag Rugs

Contemporary Projects in a Traditional Craft

Author: Juju Vail

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly

ISBN: 9781552093825

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 978

Discusses the history of rag rugs, introduces equipment and techniques, and provides instructions for making twenty projects.

Rag Rugs

16 Easy Crochet Projects to Make with Strips of Fabric

Author: Suzanne McNeill

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781574219180

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 8998

Provides instructions for making decorative rugs from cotton or cotton/polyester fabric using a size Q crochet hook, including square, rectangular, hexagonal, round, oval, and heart-shaped designs.

Rag Rug Creations

An exploration of colour and surface

Author: Lynne Stein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781408157565

Category: Design

Page: 128

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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.

Twined Rag Rugs

Tradition in the Making

Author: Bobbie Irwin

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Twined rag rugs are currently undergoing a world-wide revival due to the thousands of people who are rediscovering the traditional handwork of their ancestors. Crafters of all ages and skill levels can enjoy this inexpensive, simple techniques; young children learn it easily and the elderly benefit from increased manual dexterity as well as the rhythmic relaxation of the twining. And the result is an incredibly durable heirloom that can be passed through generations. This book introduces numerous pattern and equipment options with step-by-step diagrams and photographs for nine samplers. Also included are complete instructions for building basic equipment, ten rug projects, and tips for designing heirloom rugs.

Big Hook Rag Crochet

Author: Lark Crafts,Dedri Uys

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454709251

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Have fun with a craft that s quick, easy, and eco-friendly! This great new crochet style uses a large hook plus fabric strips from unwanted garments or a stash of leftovers. The result: a stiff, sturdy, textured weave that s ideal for home accessories, garments, and bags. Crochet cozy slippers, rugs, blankets, cushions, baskets, and more. These crafty creations are durable and pretty!"

The Art of Rug Making - Learning How to Make Rugs

Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311287442

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 65

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Table of Contents Introduction Tools Required Latch Rug Hooking Frames --Precut wool Locker Needle Hooking Pile Rug Making Rugs with Rug Guns Punching needles and other tools Rug Weaving Rag Rugs with Recycled Scraps --Using a Shaggy Rug Tool Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction I was just browsing through my own personal library, looking at all the vintage craft books, but I did not find a book with instructions on how to make rugs. I could make Victorian crochet doilies, knitted mittens, scarfs, some articles of clothing called fascinators, and even socks and knickerbockers, but what about rugs? It is only later that I found out that according to the Victorians rug making was not considered to be a genteel occupation, which could be indulged in by the daughters and wives of gentlemen. These languishing ladies would sit in front of the embroidery frame, plying a needle, while dining of strawberries and cream, no doubt, while rug making was done by people of lower social strata. Nevertheless, we are fortunate that we have stopped thinking of such idiotic considerations in order to make rugs. So this book is going to tell you all about the art of rug making, and you are going to let your creativity loose in making these amazingly beautiful items for your home.

More Rag Rugs

& Recycled Textile Projects

Author: Jenni Stuart-Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907712074

Category: Rag rugs

Page: 114

View: 3304

Rag Rug Making

Author: Jenni Stuart-Anderson

Publisher: Traplet Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781900371537

Category: Rag rugs

Page: 124

View: 6708

Crocheting Rugs

40 Traditional, Contemporary, Innovative Designs

Author: Nola A. Heidbreder,Linda Pietz

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811714659

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7583

Turn your crochet talents--and hook--toward home to create decorative works of art for your floors. • Showcases a variety of styles and techniques, from traditional patterns to contemporary looks for the modern home • 40 projects range from quick and easy to more challenging and complex • Includes creative techniques for flat and shaggy rugs

Rag Rugs of England and America

Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 93

View: 8391

A full-colour survey of rag rugs, fashioned from the remnants women have found to hand in their daily lives, in the last two centuries.

Rag Crafts

25 Contemporary Projects Shown Step by Step

Author: Lizzie Reakes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754830047

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 405

The ultimate in thrift crafts, rag rugwork is enjoying a timely revival with the interest in recycling materiels to produces something new, beautiful and useful. The textile materials are cheap or free, the techniques simple to grasp, and the only equipment needed to get started is a simple frame to hold the backing material and a hook. This book illustrates the work being produced by contemporary craft artists, and shows how to create 25 beautiful and varied projects. These include cushions, accessories, a teacosy and matching eggcosies, a hat and a bag, as well as many rugs and wall hangings. A techniques section explains how to use a range of materials, from old woollen blankets and dress fabrics to shiny candy wrappers. Whatever you decide to make, this book will help you turn your rags into riches.

Country Rag Crafts

Author: Sue Reeves

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715302903

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 8461

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to make fifty projects from leftover fabric including rag rugs, jewelry, home furnishings, and greeting cards.

Knitting Fabric Rugs

28 Colorful Designs for Crafters of Every Level

Author: Karen Tiede

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124496

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 4157

With just a few tools and fabric, Karen Tiede gives you directions for making 28 different rugs with designs that use age-old motifs, including stripes and spirals; traditional quilt patterns, such as tessellations and log cabin designs; and freeform inventions. She shows how to create a wide range of color modulations, as well as different shapes, from rectangles to circles. The results are beautiful, one-of-a-kind floor coverings and wall hangings that are perfect for your space and taste.

Easy Quilting with Denim

Author: Pearl Louise Krush

Publisher: DRG Wholesale

ISBN: 9781592170296

Category: Quilting

Page: 64

View: 5694

Denim! Dutiful, durable, dressed-up and delightful denim! Every day we wear or see someone else wear or use a product that is constructed of this strong, comfortable fabric. Full of easy-to-make projects. Machine sewing is necessary to pull the projects together, but handwork is also included to add a touch of whimsical design.

Scrappy Hooked Rugs

Making the Most of the Wool in Your Stash

Author: Bea Brock

Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0811760022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3291

Finally--a book on how to use up odds and ends, those pieces of wool leftover from other projects. Colorful and contemporary, Scrappy Hooked Rugs guides rug hookers toward color planning and beautiful projects. • Stash-busting ideas for hooked rugs • Stash-happy color planning made easy • Contemporary scrappy rugs from the experts • Free scrappy rug patterns

Hook, Loop 'n' Lock

Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects

Author: Theresa Pulido

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781600611292

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5501

Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects Go "loopy" for locker hooking—a fun, easy-to-learn method for turning strips of fabric or yarn into fabulous home decor, stylish fashion accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. In this book, traditional locker hooking breaks out of its homespun country image, showing that it can be bold, modern, wild, whimsical ... whatever you want it to be! You'll be "hooked" once you see the fabulous projects inside—from super-simple candy-stripe coasters and funky placemats, to retro-chic bags, exquisite luminaries and custom cozies for your cell phone, digital camera or mp3 player. Look inside for: 31 original projects from various artists, complete with patterns and step-by-step instructions a diverse combination of techniques, textures and materials—ribbons, beads and snazzy fibers, silk, mohair, wool ... even recycled plastic bags! everything a beginner needs to know for happy results, from basic supplies to finishing techniques Recreate a project as-is, or alter colors and patterns to suit your style. Once you've got the basics down, there's nothing stopping you from creating your own original rugs, pillows, wall-hangings and more!

Proggy Menagerie

20 Soft and Snuggly Rag-Rug Animals to Hook and Sew

Author: Hayley Smith

Publisher: Good Books

ISBN: 9781680993370


Page: N.A

View: 4214

Discover an exciting way to put your stash of fabric scraps to good use.

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