Cutting the material into thin strips
The process is very simple so the whole family might be involved. You can choose to make a random pattern of colours and materials or draw an outline on the backing to guide you to form a colourful picture such as the Christmas Tree shown here and made in one of our workshops.
Rag Rug making is a wonderful activity for children - with some help from adults to cut up the strips with sharp scissors before you start pegging. It is great for conservation too. That favourite old shirt or colourful bed linen can be recycled into a new favourite rug for the bedroom floor!