Hand Made Rag Rugs for Sale

The name "rag rug" is given to the traditional art of making a rug using - well - old rags cut into small strips and fixing them to a piece of hessian. The art has been practiced for hundreds of years. They were traditionally made using old potato sacks as backing, with discarded clothing as the rags. The rugs were used to decorate the back cabin of a traditional working narrowboat.

All my rag rugs are made from new hessian which is hand stitched at the corners and machine stitched down the edges to prevent any fraying of the hessian. The material used in the making of the rugs is mainly fleece which has a wonderful soft feeling underfoot. The material is usually new, with some recycled materials if I find a particular colour I like. The rugs do not have a backing which, in my opinion traps the dirt, so one can simply shake the rug to discard any dust & debris. The rags are "prodded" through the hessian using "a bodger" leaving a small gap between each rag. This is to ensure that the rags remain in situ, and do not move against each other and become loose. All rugs are machine washable (max 40deg).
Prices start from £40.00.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Rug No 14: 3 shades of green

Rug No 14 
Colours:  3 shades of green - dark, light and lime
Pattern:  Rectangle with 3 small squares inset
New fleece fabric
Size:  26 1/2" X 16"  (67 x 41 cms)
Price:  £55 excluding postage & packaging (UK)

Friday, 11 April 2014

Rug No 19: Six Blue Squares

Rug No 19
Colours:  4 shades of blue - navy, mid, pale & grey/blue
Pattern:  Rectangular rug, with 3 x 2 square inserts
Size:  28"X 161/2" (71x42cm)
Fabric:  New fleece
Price:  £55.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK)


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Rug No 21: Multi abstract

Pattern:  Symetrical squares and rectangles
Colours:  5 shades of blue, 3 reds, cream, beige & yellow
New fleece fabric
Size:  25 1/2" x 16 1/2"  (65 x 42cms)
Price:  £55.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK) 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Rug No 23: Multicoloured lines/stripes

Rug No 23
Pattern:  Lines/stripes
Colours:  Black, olive, navy, red, grey
New fleece fabric
Size:  25" x 16"  (64 x 41cm)
Price:  £55.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Rug No 25: Black, Lime Green & Cream

Rug No 25
Pattern:  Rectangular rag rug with rectangular insert
Colours:  Black, lime green & cream
Made up of 1643 individually cut and placed 'threads' of all new soft fleece fabric
Size:  25" x 16"  (64cm x 41cm)
Price:  £55.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Rug No 27: Flower in Pot

Rug No 27
Flower in a pot
Colours:  purple flower on grey background with blue border
All new soft fleece fabric, comprising of 1862 individually cut and placed 'threads'
Size:  21" x 19 1/2"  (53 x 50cm)
Price: £45.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Rug No 32: Circles on grey

Rug No 32
Pattern:  Circles on a grey background
Colours:  jade, teal, purple, blue & grey
All new soft fleece fabric
Size:  18"sq (46cms2)
Price:  £45.00 excluding postage & packaging (UK)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Rug No 33: Green with red swirl

Rug No 33
Pattern:  Red swirl on green background
Colours:  Emerald green & red
Size:  18" x 17"  (46 x 43cms
Made up of 1152 individually cut & placed 'threads' of new soft fleece fabric
Price:  £40.00 plus postage & packaging (UK)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Rug No 35: Fishes

Pattern:  3 fishes
Colours:  red, purple & orange fishes on jade background
Size:  56" x 11" (1.42m x 0.28m)  (runner size)
Price:  £60.00 including postage & packaging (UK)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Rug No: 37 Graduating shades of blue

Rug No 37
Pattern:  shades of blue
Colours:  dark navy, dark blue, blue, royal blue.  New fleece material
Size:  38" x 20" (96 cms x 50cms Comprising of 3034 hand made stitches
Price:  £80.00 including postage & packaging (UK)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rug No 42: Green & Cream Candy Stripes

Rug No 42
Pattern:  candy stripes
Colours:  cream and green
Size:  37" x 17 1/2" (94cms x 44cms)
Comprising of 2,754 individually placed threads of new fleece fabric
Price:  £65.00 including postage & packaging (UK)