Monday, 4 January 2021

Looking Back and Moving On

The last year wasn't a write off for me.  I actually got to do many projects.  In November I started to make a rag rug from old clothes, worn out bedding and other fabric scraps that had seen better days.  I was determined to have it finished before Christmas Day 2020.  By Christmas Eve it was complete!
I am happy with how it turned out and glad to have mastered another craft.  It will have pride of place on my craft room floor and be a reminder to me of what I can achieve if I put my mind to it.
 

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  1. As children we called those clippy rugs. I actually have two here in Italy in the spare bedroom. Yours is very pretty a bit more up market than mine.

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    1. Hello Jenny! I am glad you think mine are up market! Did you make the ones you have? :)

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  2. Oh wow Simone, it looks wonderful, a shining example of repurposing!!
    Happy new Year.
    V x

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    1. Thanks Vivienne. It was good to try something new. Happy New Year to you and yours. x

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  3. No wonder you are happy with your lovely rag rug, it's very pretty. I remember my grandma's rag rugs usually made from old working trousers and shirts and gaberdine macs, there were several around her house when I was a child. Best wishes to you for 2021:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. I didn't think of it as pretty but it is! I know people used to make rag rugs years ago as a necessity. I think it would be great to make them fashionable again! Hope your new year has got off to a great start.x

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  4. That is a lovely rug Simone! I really like how you've done the rows of different colors! It is such a good feeling to complete a project like that.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! There are some long rows and short rows and lots of different textures. Hope your new year has got off to a great start. :)

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  6. Your rug looks great, Simone! Congrats on finishing it to meet your self-imposed deadline!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes! I had to give myself a deadline or else I would still be making it a year later! Happy New Year Anne! :)

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  7. I remember when I was a smalal child and we didnn't have much money my mother made a rag rug each year for in front of the fire. Their only trouble was they held on to the dirt. Yours is nice light colours - I love it.

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    1. I won't have a problem of soot or anything like it so hopefully it will stay nice and light! I have been advised that they can be laundered in the washing machine in a pillowcase so I can do that if it gets grubby. Wishing you a Happy New Year Weaver. :)

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  8. What a joyful, fluffy little rug, and such a thrifty project. I can imagine what fun it is to spot favorite fabrics and memories among the riot of color. Happy New Year.

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    1. It IS joyful Sharon! Wishing you a Happy New Year too! :)

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  9. Wonderful Simone - I think my gran had a rag rug but I don't remember her making it. My mum and dad used to sit in the evenings and make wool rugs which were very popular in the 50's and early 60's.

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    1. Hi Vivien! I made a wool rug for my son many years ago on a canvas but this was quite different using hessian. :)

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