Craft Kit – Make your own handmade Tartan flower with a Petersham Bow

Tartan flower making kit - please choose your colour option


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.

UK despatch via Royal Mail First Class Post is included, the kit is securely packed in tissue paper in a "large letter" posting box. The box can also be gift wrapped and a personalised card added - please include the address of the recipient and the card details in the comments box - if you would like this item sent direct. For non-UK despatches please enquire.

What's included in the price?

* 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

What you will need

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 coordinating half-bow trim. Please include the reference letter for your colour option in the notes when placing your order.


Margaret Woodliff at Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Hearing impaired
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


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Sheena Book - - #36234

Great idea for a kit. Ideal present. 5 stars is not enough some of the best customer service I have had. Margaret kept me informed and was so helpful in adapting my delivery instructions.

Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thanks so much Sheena, both for your order and the great review!
As an artisan maker all feedback is appreciated and such positive feedback is very rewarding. I do hope the kit is everything Santa could have wished for, too!
Happy Christmas to you and yours

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L. Scullion - - #32532

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
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the kit so much, and hope that you will enjoy wearing your brooch through the seasons.
All best wishes

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Bea - - #32470

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
Thank you very much for your review, I am so pleased you have enjoyed your kit, both making your tartan flower and wearing it!
I know that the brilliant admin team at CraftCourses are working hard to respond to all the challenges that the current situation has thrust upon us all, and I’m sure that they will look at updating the purchase form to enhance the site’s functionality if at all possible.
In the meantime I thought you would like to know that I am continuing to develop new concepts for hobby millinery kits so you can make your own small headpieces for when those weddings and special events finally get the go ahead. I will be listing these kits in due course on my Craft Courses page.
Thanks again for your review

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