Monday 12 January 2015

Chertsey Creations

I didn't take any photos of the making we did at Chertsey Museum on Friday as there really wasn't much to see - but Show and Tell in February should be very exciting!

We were working on Proddy Rugs - being taught by one of the students, Ann.  Given that she had made this she was deemed to be well qualified!

It's made from 3.5" strips of fabric, so is about 1.5 inches thick - really lush and tactile

It even looks fab from the back!

So we've all started - lets hope ours look as good!  We've got an old fashioned Dolly Peg - albeit slightly modified - as our proddy

We also made some plans for the next few sessions: February and March will look at Cathedral Window blocks: the real way, and the easy way
April will be a chicken (or patchwork) basket/bowl

May will be a felted fairy (dry or needle felting)

with help from Kaye, and this book

While June will be felted flowers (wet felting)

And in July we are going to have a go at painting hessian bags, like this one that Stephanie brought in:

And finally a few more photos - a bit of Show and Tell from Christmassy making: (well done ladies)


  1. I'm not a shoe person, but I still found that quote amusing :) It looks like there is a lot of fun to be had.

  2. Dolly pegs and proddy rugs.
    I wonder how different that is from rug hooking.
    Different tool, same burlap backing.

  3. I love the proddy rug and I'm looking forward to all those other projects. You've got a fantastic schedule planned :)

  4. Looks like you have a fun few months ahead Benta. I love the sentiment on the shoe bag, would be perfect for my shopaholic daughter in law!

  5. What a great plan you have for the coming months! Looks like lots of fun!

  6. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

  7. What a great group you have there! I miss my old group.

  8. *heeheeheeheeheehee* sorry, just can't get over the name of the rug, they'd be associated with a certain sort of person in Nor'n Ir'n ;o) Looks fab though!


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