It may surprise you guys to find out I have know idea how to run an a-long....No idea at all.
So here is the plan. I have made a page up there under my blog header called rag rug-a-long and have listed all the definite joiner-inners on it. (If you were a maybe , I didn't add you cause I didn't want add to the pressure but please join in if you want.) Its a great list with some new-to-me-blogs on it that I visited this morning while making the list.
Today I had a quick go at a bit of braiding or plaiting, just three strands - dead simple. I used selvedges because that's what I had to hand. It was much quicker than I thought...
So I coiled it up and thought...hmmm its a bit flippy floppy, but then again those selvedges weren't one and a half inches wide either.
Inspired by Clare, I thought I'd give the toothbrush method a go....errr.... No, this method is waaay beyond me !
So I went for a tighter plait - and although I had a little moment with that awful yellow where I thought of bad school camp craft, I took a few deep breaths and moved on. The tutorial on Moda bakeshop stresses having a loose braid and I know this is going to be my stumbling block..I'm a tighty whitey by nature.
So I'm definitely plaiting, 3 strands and they will be one and half inches wide.....now do I cut, or can I get away with a bit of snip and rip? Should I try both? Have you decided yet ? Get started, post some pics to flickr, ask questions, email me , bookface, twitter, whatever floats your ragrugging boat people.
Oh and the prize of the week goes to Clare, who not only joined, and started but got her husband to whittle her a "needle" as well. She is a woman of action !
For those people not rag rugging a long, I promise I won't be blathering about it all the time, there are still 3 patterns in the works, and Little red Riding Hood had some liposuction earlier today as well...Why didn't any of you tell me how fat her neck was ?