Saturday, October 14, 2017

Proggy Menagerie by Hayley Smith

Learn the basics of the Proggy technique with step-by-step photo guides, then set your creativity free with the easy-to-follow patterns. In Proggy Menagerie, designer and author Hayley Smith provides a collection of adorable three-dimensional rag-rug projects that can be adapted for use as children’s toys, pet toys, or home accessories. The technique is easy to master―simply cut your fabric into strips and push it through the holes in some Hessian backing―and has been a traditional way of creating mats for centuries. This technique, known as “progging” in northeast England, is familiar the world over. Proggy Menagerie puts a refreshing modern twist on the technique, moving it beyond the usual two-dimensional rug format, with instructions for making twenty fun and funky three-dimensional stuffed animals. With a few adaptations to the backing, filling, and eye materials, the projects can be safely used as soft toys for children, chew toys for pets, or be used as doorstops and draft blockers around your home. 

Designs include.................

Woodland creatures

Farmyard favorites

Perfect pets
Feathered friends
Water babies

As many of you know I am a crafter. I am always trying a new projects.  With being a crafter/sewer I have tons of scraps that I plan to use one day.  Proggy Menagerie is a excellent book to help me make use of my scrapes.  I am super excited to get started on making the LAMB.  Very fitting considering my last name is LAMB,  I want to make it for my granddaughter - I am positive she will love it. 

HALEY SMITH creates all the products, designs, and patterns for her successful craft business, CRAFT YOURSELF SILLY. Her Proggy Kits, supplies, and tools are stocked by retailers throughout the United States. Haley lives by the sea in northeast England. 

If you do not have lots of scrapes - you can purchase Proggy Kits at JoAnn Fabrics. I would definitely check your local craft store ~ they may also sell Proggy Kits and supplies.


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