Debbie Siniska | Products | Treescape - work in progress |
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About Debbie Siniska

I am a rag rug maker,  felt maker, artist, teacher and author. I work with  traditional hand tools, and reclaimed textiles, and create mats, cushions and banners. I make felt clothing, hats and bags. I combine making with teaching in schools and colleges, and my book 'Rag Rugs Old into New' was published to coincide with my appearance on Channel 4 with Kirstie Allsopp on her 'Homemade Home' series 2.  My work was commissioned by the Tate Gallery to accompany a Bloomsbury art exhibition, celebrating the milennium  and I was commissioned by the Charleston Trust to recreate an original Bloomsbury rag rug, that now lies in Charleston Farmhouse. My work has been sold in National Trust properties. I am a member of the Sussex Arts Collective and the Heritage Crafts Association my work  on Instagram and Pinterest

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Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available for educational events only


St Marys Lane

Treescape – work in progress

Working on a  hessian backing that has been stretched onto an upright frame, and worked from the reverse side, using  a shuttle hook and recycled textiles.   The tool pushes a textile strip through the backing to appear as a loop on the front side, giving the same surface as using a rug hook, which is used from the right side, to pull up a strip of fabric  from the back to the front, to create a looped pile.  ‘Hooky mats’ were made this way. Rag Rug making is a great way to recycle, and  still as relevant today as i was  in the early 1900’s.