The blog is full of pictures of wonderful rugs and before I show any I have to say that none of these are my work and the only reason that 'Once upon a thimble' is on the photos is purely for copyright purposes for the photos and not for the work. Linda agreed they could be shown on my blog.
The rugs are either made by 'prodding' which is worked from the back - the design is sketched on the back - or 'hooking' which is worked from the front, with the design sketched on the front. When prodding you use small pieces of your chosen fabric - literally anything - and hooking you use a continuous piece of fabric. Linda uses old wool garments which she felts in the washing machine on a hot wash, cotton T-shirts, plastic bags, in fact anything, and she scours charity shops for 'fabrics' and if she sees a neighbour wearing an old sweater or cardigan in colours she wants she asks for it!!!. Her sister has access to a market that sells 'bling' type fabrics with lots of glitter etc. Plenty of photos to follow:-
|Linda's first rug|
|A Work in Progress (WIP) for a cushion - Linda sitting on husband's, T, right hand!!|
|WIP being hooked from the front, of a squirrel|
|Picture taken from a drawing by Linda's grand-daughter of Linda!!|
|Lots of bling on this early piece of an elephant.|
|Design from a colouring book|
|Design taken from a card|
This final wall hanging is made by a group member -
The group are hoping to be demonstrating Rag Rugging at Fibre East in July, though Linda won't be there as her daughter is getting married that weekend!