2015; First Get-together

Happy New Year

from the Strath Matters rug group of South Australia

The group held their first meeting for 2015 in a coffee shop at the seaside village of Pt. Elliot.

Instead of taking up a lot of space with rughooking paraphernalia, they took tools and material for a naarlbinding (toothbrush rugmaking) session.


Group members have previously made rugs and baskets, so on this occasion they were branching out and making  bags like the ones shown below made by Judith Stephens


Although a simple technique, it does take a lot of material but colourful sheets and doona covers can be sourced from your local Op Shop. Look for for those that have colour on both sides of the fabric and tear or cut into strips 1.5″ wide, then with your toothbrush or naarlbinding tool just blanket stitch.

You can find many videos on how to make these rugs on YouTube or contact Judith at studioblue20@gmail.com

See more of this groups activities on their blog.



Leave a Reply