Heather Ritchie’s Guide to Making a Hooky Rug

October 5, 2011 by
Filed under: Traditional Rugs 

rugmaker.co.uk – Heather Ritchie is one of Britain’s most experienced rug makers and teachers of rug-making. Over the last 25 years she has developed and refined rag rug making skills to the highest standard. In her workshop, ‘Shades of Heather’, Heather introduces an enthusiastic new generation of crafters to the hobby. Visit her web site for more information or follow her on http


4 Comments on Heather Ritchie’s Guide to Making a Hooky Rug

  1. rugmaking on Wed, 5th Oct 2011 1:20 pm

    @MsPittston Thanks for your question: the answer depends on what you’ll do with your rug! Good woven wool is always best because it is so resitant to wear. Knitted cottons (like t-shirts) can produce good results. My Rug Aid students in The Gambia, who mostly have visual impairments, use locally-printed woven cotton fabrics to produce really colourful rugs. Woven cotton is fine for wall hangings but it quickly gets flattened in floor rugs, so use it wisely and you should get some lovely results.

  2. MsPittston on Wed, 5th Oct 2011 1:55 pm

    Thank you so much,can I use cotton fabric?

  3. flowerpotent on Wed, 5th Oct 2011 2:44 pm

    wish you were my neighbor

  4. eastsaintlouis62203 on Wed, 5th Oct 2011 3:08 pm


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