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Rag Rug Practice Hessian



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 particular piece of hessian has been hemmed to make a rag rug practice trivet, which is a great project for rag rug beginners to practice both the three rag rugging techniques. Simply rag rug within the circle, cut around the stitched hemming and voilá... one gorgeous flower pot stand for the kitchen (or even just as lovely rag rug decoration). 

Definitely take a look at the photos on the left to see a pair of gorgeous sunflower trivets made by rag rug student, Julia and a pretty heart trivet made by Sarah. They're great for inspiration! 

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