Rag Rug Creations An exploration of colour and surface

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-08
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

History of Rag Rugging
Tools and Equipment
Sources of Inspiration
Designing for Rag Rugging
Preparation and Finishing
Detail and Embellishment

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

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