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Sunday, February 1, 2009

About Proddy



by Louise G. de Tonnancour



This very old technique is still well used by ruggers in England especially the Yorkshire where Heather Ritchie  lives. I learned the Proddy technique with her in a workshop I took with her 3 years ago. 



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You will need a plyer or a sharp.
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Cut the strips.
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On the right side of the rug consists in pulling, with a plyer, short strips of fabrics (about 6 cm long x 1.5 cm wide) through the canvas.

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On the back side of the rug, the technique consists in pushing, with a sharp tool, the short strips of fabric through the canvas.

The canvas must be stretched on the frame.
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You can roll the strips to obtain curly and volumetric effects.
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