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We've been making the tools to make the traditional rag rugs that used to be so popular in Britain, Australia & New Zealand since 1990. We usually post all orders the same, or next, working day.
Update box: Last updated Saturday 18th February
Nina Corey had a great time at The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show at EventCity, Manchester, on the 2nd to 4th Feb 2017. She'd like to thank everyone who came to see her and, especially everone who said nice things!
Please take a quick look in our online shop at our new venture - a mosaic template kit. This contains 2 mdf templates and everything you need to create your own mosaic wall hangings, apart from the broken china. In the spirit of upcycling it seemed a natural development to use existing china plates, saucers etc, that have been dropped, to make lovely and unique objects. Please visit http://www.pendragonmosaics.co.uk for further details of how we do this and an example of a finished piece. Thanks for looking!
Thanks very much for all the nice comments about this video, How to make a rag rug, we're very glad it's so popular!
We have a new product in our online shop: a very strong, woven polyester rubble sack [75cm x 50cm]. We find they're ideal for storing [or carrying about] rags. Plus, they have a vast range of other possibilities. Because they're misprints we got them for a very good price and are passing on the saving, making them about half the usual price. A bargain if you don't mind the odd printing!
Here are a few links to demonstration videos: How to make a rag rug, How to use the spider tool, How to use the cutting gauge, How to hem your rag rug, How to make a rag rug using plastic carrier bags, Using the Pinking scissors gauge, How to make a Christmas Wreath using a rag rug tool.
All UK orders are sent 1st class for £2.95 per order [added automatically at checkout]. We now also have set charges for overseas orders, all sent by airmail [please see shop]
Mr. John Corey
7b Roydon Road
Remember to visit our online shop for everything you need to get started. Then you'll just need to raid your wardrobe for old clothes!
We make all the tools ourselves down in beautiful Cornwall
Nina Corey with a newly finished rag rug.
Everyone loves a rag rug
Rug by Chris Corey, modelled by Max
'Just thought you'd like to see my first ever rug from your kit!'
and she was right.
Striking 'Zebra' rag rug, by Val
We met a lovely lady at the NEC a few months ago who brought one of our kits to make a wall hanging using some of her son's favourite clothes. She explained she wanted to make something from his clothes rather than just leave them in a cupboard. It was her first attempt at rag rugging, and she has just sent these photos of her finished piece. We asked if we could share them on our facebook page, to show a fantastic way of recycling a loved one's clothes. Hopefully it will bring lots of happy memories. Thanks for letting us share this : )
Cushion made with spider
Stephanie Gaston @ragqueen57 made this funky cushion, out of cashmere, using a spider tool and got the same pattern on both sides
Star rag rug
Janet White made this rag rug, her first, for her Granddaughter's star-themed nursery. Janet says she wanted to make a heritage rug so she used lots of cloth from family members and local charity shops. That's always a lovely idea and it's a lovely rug. The back looks good, too!
Gemma Down emailed this pic of the lovely bright wreath she made. Just the thing for Christmas!
Hard at work
Nicola sent us this pic of her daughter, Lucy, making this lovely bright rug. She's making great progress, having only just got the tool, and is using old clothes from her family which is really in the rag rug spirit of upcycling . And it's already been to after school club.
An amazing puffin rug by Christine of Fife
An equally impressive thistle rug, also by Christine of Fife
Christine of Fife does it again! With her her beautiful sunflowers rug, this time
Janet White, of Leeds, made this brilliant rug as a new home present for cat loving friends. She's kindly let us post the pick and even revealed what she used for the whiskers - roman blind cord. Thanks Janet!
First rag rug
Sarah Houseman sent this pic of her first rag rag and is now getting stuck into the into the next one. If it's as good as this one it'll be pretty good!