Thursday, 16 March 2017

Rag wreath


When a friend of mine sent me an invitation to a Facebook event called "Christmas Crafts", there was no way I was going to miss it, despite not knowing what it was!  It turned out to be a small group of us, making crafts ready for Christmas.  Or, in my case, just for whenever.

The first meeting saw us making rag wreaths from strips of fabric.


We started with one of these wreath bases.  One of the other ladies bought a pack of 10 for us, so I don't have a link for you, but they're about 50p so I'm sure you can find some on e-bay if you're interested.

I took along a box of old clothes, including denim and blue shirts and tops.


For the most part I ripped them into strips and tied them on.  I had to get the scissors involved for some pieces of very fray-ey denim, but it hurt my hand quite a lot!  


I got quite a lot done between eating and nattering, so just had to finish it off before the next Christmas Craft session a month later.  Yes, I did it the night before.  I added more denim and old shirts, and some strips of lace.  Really love the look of the lace.  It is hanging up in my dining room, forget putting things away for Christmas!

10 comments:

Christine B. said...

This is a great idea for a wreath. I made one years ago but I didn't have that neat metal frame to work on... may have to look into buying some of them! Lovely finish Wendy! Christine x

Rachel said...

There was a company at the Harrogate show selling ready-cut lengths of woollen blanketing waste for doing this, and I did one before Christmas. They are rather fun to do, aren't they!

Bethany said...

Oooo I love the idea of the lace amongst the rag strips!

Kerryp77 said...

Great finish there wendy. Lovely mix of fabrics there.

Hillview Embroidery My Stitching Journey said...

What a great idea! I've seen these around a few places and thought it would be good to make one! It sounds like the perfect activity for chatting and eating. Well done, and I think it isn't just for Christmas!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It may be a wreath but it's not Christmassy in those colours so perfect to display all year!

wendy willis said...

I bought some of the wreath bases from a local floristry supplier here in Cornwall. I think I paid about £2.50 for 10. I need to get. Going and make some wreaths. X

margaret said...

how good to have the base for making these, I made 2 about 5 years ago but used coat hangers that I had to bend into shape

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such a great idea! I don't thing it's Christmassy, definitely a year-round wreath :D

Jane Galley said...

these are so effective, lovely to have something you can use all year