Contemporary rag rug making is an exciting blend of traditional techniques and modern ideas and materials, as this book demonstrates perfectly. As you look through the pages, you will be delighted and intrigued by the variety of rugs made by past and present rug artists, and your fingers will be itching to begin the craft yourself! Jenni traces the basic history of rag rug making through the centuries, illustrated by examples of rugs and rug makers from different eras. She has also included anecdotes and reminiscences from people who have practised rug making themselves, or who observed it when they were children; these memories, scattered through the pages of the book, bring the past world of rag rug making to life for a modern generation. In the techniques section Jenni explains some effective ways of making rag rugs, all illustrated clearly with step-by-step diagrams, and then provides a selection of projects which you can make or adapt to try out your skills. As all the techniques can make use of recycled materials, rag rug making is an ideal creative outlet if you are concerned about the environment and a sustainable life style. You will also find plenty of helpful information on materials, tools and equipment, plus hints on planning, designing and marking out rug patterns, and the whole book is illustrated with dozens of contemporary rugs made by Jenni and other modern rug artists. Be warned, though: this craft can be addictive!