Author(s): Hayley Smith
Discover a new and exciting way to put your stash of fabric scraps to good use with this collection of adorable three-dimensional rag-rug projects, which can be adapted for use as children's playthings, pet toys and home accessories.
The technique is easy to master - simply cut your fabric into strips and push it through the holes in some hessian backing - and has been a traditional way of creating mats for centuries.
`Progging' is the name for this style of rag mat-making in north-east England, where the author creates her range of Proggy (R) kits, supplies and tools, but the method is familiar the world over.
Here you will find it given a refreshing modern twist that moves it beyond the usual two-dimensional rug format, with instructions for making 20 fun and funky three-dimensional stuffed animals. With a few simple adaptations to the backing, filling and eye materials, the projects can safely be used as soft toys by children, chew toys by pets, or put to use as door stops and draught excluders around your home.
Hayley Smith is the founder of Craft Yourself Silly, for which she creates all the products, designs and patterns. Her range of kits, supplies and tools is widely stocked by retailers in the USA, UK and Germany, and sold by numerous online outlets and TV shopping channels, including Ideal World, Create & Craft TV and Hochanda.
Hayley lives by the sea in northeast England. Her first book, Proggy's Rag Rug Menagerie, will be published in 2017.
Big Bold Badger
Wise Old Owl
Cute Clown Fish
Patterns & Techniques
Information & Resources
Index & Acknowledgments