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As we were talking crafting I thought some of the ladies

And mayby men might be interested.

I make these ragrug....to pass the time and I love it.

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Patk1 in reply to Ragrug

Lovely x

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Ragrug in reply to Patk1

Thank you

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I would love to do that but wouldn't know where to start. Have a lovely day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx

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Ragrug in reply to Damon1864

Thank you ...very easy

They are really pretty Ragrug. I’ve seen people making them on tv. Very clever. Xxx👍💜

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Ragrug in reply to sassy59

Thank you

Lovely colours and designs .My grandmother used to make them from all the bits of cast off clothes …..mainly men’s trousers by the colours she used.

The old flannel shirts were cut up for face cloths .

Thank you for your photos , we had a demonstration once at my craft group but I have never tried .

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Ragrug in reply to knitter

Its very easy..takes a long time...I'm trying to do a sunset now..bit slow going

I remember my grandmother and great aunt had them too.if you use your own material scraps you have a memory rug too !Yours look lovely. Good colours.

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Ragrug in reply to Jaybird19

All bits from my designer shop, so very lucky with fabrics

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Jaybird19 in reply to Ragrug

That sound great . No wonder they look so lovely with colours, not greys and browns as I remember them .

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Ragrug in reply to Jaybird19

Yes, I still use old clothes and stuff to get the darker colours

They are lovely. An old craft. I can remember them from farmhouse kitchens, providing warmth to feet on cold stone floors. Thank you.

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Ragrug in reply to Katinka46

Yes they would do that

That is a lovely rug. A former work colleague of mine once went to night school to learn how to do them but didn't keep up with it for long.

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Ragrug in reply to CDPO16

What a shame .so easy

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CDPO16 in reply to Ragrug

Thinking back I seem to remember it was the slow process that she got fed up with. She did like to be 'on the go'.

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Ragrug in reply to CDPO16

Shame, yes it is slow going

Hi, i love rag rugs and remember my grandmother making them. Yours is a lovely design. I have suggested learning how to make rag rugs to my craft group and hope they can find a tutor to teach us. Keep up the good work I'd hate to see these lovely crafts die out.

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Ragrug in reply to RoadRunner44

I do hoe you can find someone O taught myself it's very easy my problem not an artist so hard to come up with designs

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Patk1 in reply to Ragrug

Was it hard putting triangles in? X

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Ragrug in reply to Patk1

No I used a ruler that I had in the shape of a triangle and drew around it.Just have to be careful to use the different colour.I use anything that will give an interesting shape.

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RoadRunner44 in reply to Ragrug

Ill keep trying.

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Ragrug in reply to RoadRunner44

Yes do if I can help please ask .

Brings back memories Ragrug. We call them clippy mats.

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Ragrug in reply to Troilus

So glad .hope they were happy memories

Looks lovely . Is it hard to do ?

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Ragrug in reply to Kristicats

Easy peasy...I have a special tool to pull the fabrics through/threw not sure of the spelling , old brain.

Beautiful colours x

Rag rugs were very popular during WW2 when you couldn’t buy carpets. We always had one in front of the fire.

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Ragrug in reply to Don-1931

Lovely warm feet

These look amazing. I hadn’t heard of these before. Thank you for telling us about them 😊

So happy you like them I am trying to find a photo of one I did of poppies...

I’ll look forward to seeing that, thank you 😊

It was our winter occupation in the evenings. Mind you, it was the 40s and we called it pegging a rug. Mum had a tub full of clippings from old coats etc. and we sat round the frame with whittled down clothes pegs so that the new rug was ready for Christmas.

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Ragrug in reply to Tykelady

My goodness that was a labour of love..I have a tool to do all the pulling. It's a whizz.I have seen antique tools,and they are very similar to mine

Suzie , your lovely post has given me such a warm feeling inside. Thank you for sharing and I hope you keep that glow. Grace

Sorry you got Suzi’s post reply Amd sorry Suzie. I love the rugs an reminded me that I did it. When a child.

Grace

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Ragrug in reply to Walkwalkwalk

No problem Grace I'm always posting things to the wrong people

That’s amazing and really beautiful!

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Ragrug in reply to madonbrew

Thank you

Lovely rag rug. I had a go at one when at Beamish. Must be calming for you. X

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Ragrug in reply to watergazer

It's very relaxing and I love it

They are beautiful. I can remember my Mum made one when I was young.

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Ragrug in reply to Mavary

So nice to sit and do

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Ragrug in reply to Mavary

How nice, they are special

Well done they are beautiful. I used to make these with my gran when I was a child. Unfortunately I cannot do this craft anymore due to arthritis. Take care, Maximonkey

So sorry you can't do it now...I also have arthritis and can only do it in short bursts

Thank you for posting this Ragrug. It has been very interesting reading all the replies. There are some very talented forum members here who kindly share their work.

I was born in1943, the youngest of 3 brothers and a sister. My mother made sure that we were all able to carry out all household tasks including cooking, baking, sewing with needle and thread and treadle sewing machine, knitting and darning, painting and decorating. gardening. I started making peg-rugs when I was about 6 and really enjoyed it. By 11 I was darning my brother's R.A.F. socks and getting paid for it. I have always been grateful, as I have been able to turn my hands to most things

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Gladwyn in reply to Vanner

Well done to your mum for having the patience to teach her children essential things. 😀

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Ragrug in reply to Vanner

I agree my mum did as well I am australian and growing up there one needed all these skills..

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