Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ragged around the edges

I've always liked the looks of the rag garlands that I've seen at craft shows and on the internet and have been wanting to make one. The only thing stopping me was the idea of ripping all those strips of fabric then tying them all on to the jute twine.
I picked up a craft leaflet at a thrift store that just happened to have directions for making a rag garland that was a little different. This was cutting just three long strips of fabric and zig-zag stitching them to the twine. Then all you have to do is make cuts in the fabric every inch or so on both sides of the stitching, dampen the fabric and tumble in the dryer.



This cabinet isn't where I plan on hanging this but it was the brightest spot in the house for the picture.

The directions in the pamphlet also had wooden shapes attached to the garland and I haven't decided yet if I'm going to add them or not.

19 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

I love it Ann! I think it looks terrific!! Great Job!!

Ginny said...

Actually, it looks very pretty on the cabinet.

marie said...

That looks good...and sounds like a easy method!!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Your rag garland looks great!! I have that same cabinet in my dining room! Handles are different, but the same leaded glass and floral oval that you have. :)

Sandra said...

that is a much easier and quicker way to make one. don't you love it when you find something that is a new way to do something... i don't do crafts but it is the same thing with things in the computer, here and there i find new STUFF that makes me try something new. i like the colors.

Dee said...

Looks easy...lots of possibilities with this type of garland. :)

Sandee said...

Too cute. You are so talented. I like that.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ☺

Betsy Adams said...

Precious, Ann.. You have so much talent... I'm glad you are feeling better and jumping back into things you enjoy..

Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

I've never seen one of those before but it turned out great!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh, the raggedy quality is so nice!

Jille said...

You have done a really fab job of the garland. I love it!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Are you sure you are not really a cat-person at heart?

Chatty Crone said...

I really like the way it looked being strung across the cabinet like that - looks very pretty. sandie

Tamago said...

I love your garland! So pretty and it does look great on cabinet!

Sharkbytes said...

That would be cute to decorate my hoosier cupboard for Christmas

Reeni said...

Very cute Ann! I kind of like it there!

Lin said...

VERY cute! Can you imagine that in red on a Christmas tree as garland?! That would be adorable if you had a country-themed house.

SweetMarie said...

I like it on the cabinet! Glad you're back! :)

Donna said...

Really different! And I Also like it there...also think it would look alright either with OR without the wooden shapes.
hughugs

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