Monday, October 3, 2011

making a rag rug...


There has been a lot of extra colour floating around my house over the last week or so. As a project for the school holidays, my children have started creating a rag rug for the playroom floor. Made up of strips of old t-shirts and extra stretchy fabrics we purchased (chosen for their non-fraying quality plus reasonable price!), they are using rug hooks to thread the strips through the hessian backing and then knot them securely. There was some discussion before the kids started about whether to do random colours or stripes, but I'm glad they chose this 'anything goes' pattern as it is far easier than trying to keep on the same line - especially when there are 4 children working on it all at once! We aimed very high when we bought such a large piece of hessian and so this rug may take quite a few school holidays to compete. But that's fine because everyone is (so far!) really enjoying the process of creating something together.




6 comments:

M said...

Wow! That is fantastic, Clare! I think I've found an activity for the Christmas holidays, right there.

I'll have to scour the net for some DIY instructions.

M

Natasha said...

Oh what a fabulous idea! I'm going to shamelessly copy your idea with my kids for the last week of the school holidays. They will LOVE it. A big, big thank you for sharing this super idea. I'll be sure to share your blog on my facebook page!

Sandrine said...

This is awesome Clare,I may try a bath mat one day but with only two I am still scared about that tool... becoming dangerous, the way they cooperate sometimes :)lol

rockmelon said...

absolutely fabulous! love it that your kids are working on it together!

The Job Ware said...

Those were really cute, and i bet lots of moms would probably buy them at the stores :D..keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Oooh lovely.... ant idea how much fabric it might take for a little bedside rug?