This is a close up of the All cotton Cranberry and Oatmeal colors woven into a rag rug. The size is 2ft by 5ft, $200.00 plus shipping to New England area ($10.00). All others areas, shipping and handling is 20%.
I use Cranberry color hand cut strips of recycled material and many shades of tan ranging from a greenish tan, khaki, light tan, natural and beige. (If you look at oatmeal it has all these colors in it.) I look for a print fabric too, to include that has these same colors and also I include a hint of light blue to complete this New England color rug. These colors are a favorite of New England homes along the coast.
2ft by 5ft - $200.00
For longer lengths, please contact me.
Wider width (3 ft) is available.
Machine washable and can be put into a dryer at a low setting
I recommend putting outside in the shade laying flat on a breezy day
Please see picture below of the same rag rug.
Custom rugs on request
In planning a rug I look for a color grouping that works together and think of the setting that the rug is going to be in. Then I collect my materials. I go to the Salvation Army for some of my materials . There, I find sturdy blue, red, cream, white jeans that make up so many of my rugs. I also ask people that make curtains and slip covers to trade for their scraps . (I make them a rug for a big bag of fabric scraps that they just take to the land fill).
Then I stand for hours cutting the material up into strips
of about 1 1/2 inches. I use a
Then I take the strips and put a color palette of them
into a basket and
I pick my first strip out of the basket and then chose the next color that works with the first one. I move along through the rug placing one strip after another folded and overlapped with each strip forming a sort of impressionistic landscape.
I measure as I go along but the rug is unpredictable as to how it will shrink up after the tension is released.
I can put more than one rug on the loom at a time. So they are all connected together so that when I reach the end I cut the rugs a part and hem them by hand.
Some old phrases from weaving:
"The whole nine yards" "Cut from the same cloth"