I can’t believe how quickly the months are flying by! This is our 10th We Make Collective kit so we’re going to be celebrating with some freebies and added extras because, well why not! As well as being a milestone kit I am also getting excited about experimenting with this technique. I LOVE collecting Boucherouaite style Moroccan rag rugs on Pinterest and rarely (or never) see them created through rag rug tutorials. Which is nuts! Why aren’t we all making these beautiful rugs from our old textiles?
I first tried this technique maybe 7 or 8 years ago and I’ll be honest. At the time I thought it was a bit passé but oh how my eyes have been opened thanks to the new creative movement. Taking outdated techniques and giving them a modern, design-led makeover is now much easier with such easy access to ideas and inspirations. And when we’re all reaching for that next big thing or to give our own work something unique, taking ideas from techniques that seem outdated can be the spark of genius we need!
And talking of inspiration I’ve collected together a visual mood board for my plans for the kit. You can get the links to each of these images as well as extra ideas over on the Rag Rug Pinterest board.