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Frame for prodded rug

(13 Posts)
ayse Sat 08-Sep-18 15:02:57

Anyone know where I can get an old-fashioned one with pegs or has anyone got one they would sell?

midgey Sat 08-Sep-18 18:42:55

Will have to google the question!

Greyduster Sat 08-Sep-18 18:51:35

I make prodded rugs and have never used a frame. Neither did my mother. Don’t think I’ve ever seen one. How do they work?

Izabella Sun 09-Sep-18 10:14:09

I never used a frame for a proddy rug. I am also just finished a latch hook rug - no frame for that either; it you look at they have a section on making frames which may be useful

Elegran Sun 09-Sep-18 11:25:28

Here is one on Ebay

Greyduster Sun 09-Sep-18 11:53:14

Never seen one of those before. Can see how it would be useful.

Elegran Sun 09-Sep-18 14:42:10

My parents never used a frame. They worked sitting at a table. They used to lay the worked part on the table, with the part with the rest of the design outline drawn on it hanging down on their knees. The tool to pierce the hessian and catch the fabric strips (apparently it is called a bodger) was pushed through a quarter/or half-inch fold of hessian closed, opened to catch the end of the strip and pulled back until the ends were even. When a row was finished, the work was moved on a fraction to keep the next line at the edge of the table.

I have seen these bodgers on Ebay and Amazon too. They are like fine-nosed pliers, with one half of the nose longer and pointed to go through the hessian and a spring to keep it closed while you pull through. £20 new or £8 for a rusty vintage one. There must be some in charity shops with no-one aware of what they are.

Greyduster Sun 09-Sep-18 19:04:41

This is the one I have. It is identical to the one my mother used. It cost me six pounds from a flea market.

ayse Wed 12-Sep-18 20:48:00

Thank you all for your comments. I’m glad I don’t need to use a frame. I found some tools on Tynemouth market so I’m all ready to have a go. I’ve seen some of the Shipley Art Gallery stuff. Very helpful and impressive. Thank you al again

Greyduster Wed 12-Sep-18 21:13:54

I am preparing the bits and pieces to make another one this winter. It’s nice to see them gradually come together. They are a good winter project.

ayse Mon 29-Oct-18 14:35:07

Hi Elegran, that one was sold but I found another pretty similar, that I’m hoping to buy.

Elegran Mon 29-Oct-18 15:09:52

I hope you find it useful.

jacq10 Mon 29-Oct-18 17:33:11

This post brought back memories of making one of these rugs over 50yrs ago after getting engaged. It was white with a green ivy leaf trailing through it. I was so proud of it and had it in our bedroom for many years.