Hessian (burlap) is the base material used in traditional British rag rugging. Choosing the correct weave of hessian is incredibly important as looser weaves do not hold the rags in securely whilst tight hessian can be painful and difficult to rag rug with.
This hessian is a medium weave (10 holes per inch / 10HPI) which is perfect for both beginner and expert rag ruggers to use with a latch hook or spring tool. It is the same hessian used to make all our Ragged Life projects so you can rest assured that you're buying what the experts use.
This set is suitable for anyone who already has the basic rag rug tools (e.g. Rag Rug Spring Tool or Latch Hook and Rag Rug Gauge), but would like to make a wreath. It includes:
- Pre-hemmed and marked out hessian to make a Christmas or Spring Rag Rug Wreath.
- A foam board ring to mount the wreath (to make it solid).
- A comprehensive assembly instruction booklet with tips on design.
Please note that this set does not include fabric. We believe that one of the joys of rag rugging is in using up old clothing and offcuts that you have lying around (it's great for making you reevaluate your wardrobe). You can use any fabric to rag rug with (jersey, cotton, lycra, velvet, fleece etc...) but we recommend that beginners start with thinner fabrics such t-shirt material and cotton.