Beginner's Rag Rug Christmas Wreath​

By Elspeth Jackson, Ragged Life

Beginner's Rag Rug Christmas Wreath​

By Elspeth Jackson, Ragged Life

About

Have fun turning old clothing and fabric offcuts into a gorgeous shaggy rag rug wreath with author and rag rug expert, Elspeth Jackson. Learn the skills to be able to make rag rugs for yourself at home, including how to prepare materials, how to work with the tools and how to build successful rag rug designs.

Materials

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub

Alternatively, Elspeth has prepared two kit options which are available to purchase.

If you are a beginner, Elspeth recommends the Ragged Life Rag Rug Wreath Kit, priced £34.99 which includes the rag rug tools hessian, mount and Christmas fabrics, available here.

Or, if you already have the rag rug tools (rag rug spring tool and gauge), there is a Wreath Hessian Pack which has the hemmed hessian, mount and Christmas fabric for this class, priced £12.99, available here.

Christmas Wreath

You will need:

  • Rag rug spring tool
  • Rag rug gauge
  • Fabric scissors / rag rug scissors
  • Hemmed wreath hessian
  • Wreath mount
  • Red and green fabric (any old clothing will do). Preferably, 2 reds and 2 greens. At least a 40 x 40cm piece of each
  • A staple gun
  • Stapler of glue gun to finish this project.
  • Rag rug spring tool
  • Rag rug gauge
  • Fabric scissors / rag rug scissors
  • Hemmed wreath hessian
  • Wreath mount
  • Red and green fabric (any old clothing will do). Preferably, 2 reds and 2 greens. At least a 40 x 40cm piece of each
  • A staple gun
  • Stapler of glue gun to finish this project.

Access to the session

This session has already taken place. If you booked this session you will receive a recording of the to watch again or you can purchase it today on-demand. The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 28 February 2021.

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About the Tutor: Elspeth Jackson

Elspeth Jackson is one of the UK’s leading rag ruggers. She is the author of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” and has appeared in numerous lifestyle and craft magazines, as well as on television.

She prides herself on bringing this traditional, sustainable craft into the 21st century using fresh and modern designs that are easy and enjoyable to make. Elspeth has taught thousands of crafters how to turn their old clothing into memory mats and beautiful pieces for the home. 

Tutor contacts

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