Have you ever heard of The North East textile technique of proggy or clippy? No! If you would like to learn a new craft, then this new craft kit designed by MHW Millinery contains everything you need to make your own tartan ruffle corsage style flower, using clippy – which is also known as rag rugging – techniques and also introduces you to some basic millinery ones too.
The finished flower corsage is made from Lochcarron of Scotland tartan and measures 3.5 – 4″/ 8-10cm. It features a contrasting half bow in millinery petersham (not the full bow pictured in the finished examples).
The finished flower corsage may be worn as a brooch, or pinned to your winter hat or coat. The lipstick pink beret features flower F, the red beret features flower A, and the single flower is flower H.
With just the addition of a few basic pieces of equipment that you will find around the house, you will be able to explore my modern interpretation of the technique known as rag-rugging, clippy or proggy matting. This kit has been designed for adults and children over 12 (with supervision) as the construction of the flower includes the use of a pair of scissors, steam iron and the application of glue. The skill level is: beginners - it is quite fiddly, to begin with, but you will quickly get the hang of it!
There is a choice of eight colourways of flower each with its own co-ordinating half-bow trim. Please include the reference letter for your colour option in the notes when placing your order.
Buying the kit as a gift? I can send the kit direct to the recipient, just enter their delivery address at checkout. If you would like me to include a message, too, please make a note in the comments section and of course, I will not include price details in the package.
I am currently despatching to mainland UK addresses.
* Pre-prepared hessian circle
* Bundle of Lochcarron Scotland tartan pre-cut strips to make 1 flower
* Latch hook with open/closed loop end
* Petersham ribbon
* Button centre – these may vary in texture and colour according to your choice of tartan
* Craft felt
* Corsage Jewellery clip
* Templates for the felt backing
* Detailed kit instructions
* A brief history of Rag Rugging
To make up the flower from the kit you will also need to utilise some basic items of household equipment, which are detailed in your instructions.
When ordering your kit please specify your choice of tartan. There are eight colourways of flower each with its own co-ordinating half-bow trim. Please include the reference letter for your colour option in the notes when placing your order.
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Very well presented kit with all materials and tools needed.
Despite being French so English is my second language the instructions were clear and detailed, easy to follow.
I'm very pleased with the end result and it was enjoyable to make it too!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Hello Laurence
I chose my colour combination and it is perfect for my jacket. I received this kit and completed it in less than an hour. I am so pleased with my brooch. Excellent product. The purchase form needs to be updated so that you can put your colour choices on the form. This would eliminate the emails that are required to sort this out. The seller is super efficient and wants to you to get your product ASAP, but I don't read my email daily, so any delay in getting your product is caused by this.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Hello Bea