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.

SOLD (Gallery)

Please note - these rag rugs have been sold, but I've included pictures as examples of my work.....
Rug No 12
Pattern:  Chevrons
Colours:   Emerald green, red, light blue, jade
New fleece fabric
Size 36 1/2" X 16"  (93 X 41cm)

Rug No 15:  SOLD
Random pattern in 3 shades of blue, black and purple  (33" x 17")
Rug No 16:  SOLD
Rectangular rug in beige, cream and rust (commission)  26" x 16"

Rug No 17  (SOLD)
Rectangular rug in beige, cream and rust diamond insert (commission) 26" X 16"

    Rug No 18  SOLD
    Chevrons -  5 shades of blue with cream

    Rug No 20
    Pattern:  Stripes of varying widths
    Colours:  4 reds, 4 blues, grey, green & black
    All new fleece fabric
    Size:  25" X 16 1/2"  (64 x 42cm)
    Made up of 1767 individually cut and placed threads
    Price:  £55.00 incl postage and packaging (UK)


     Rug No 22  SOLD (Commission)
    4ft 4" X 2ft 2"  (1.32m x 0.66m)
    Pink, cerise & cream

    Rug No 24  SOLD
    Black, purple & blue 28" x 20" new fleece fabric
    Rug No 26  SOLD
    Rust, black & beige  26" X 16"

     Rug No 29
    Navy blue, dark blue, purple and grey 3ft 4" X 2ft 

    Rug No 30
    Stripes:  Blue, grey, purple, navy 20" sq

    Rug No 31
    Multicoloured rectangular rag rug made up of 32 individual unique patterned squares
    3ft x 1ft 4in  (91cm x 41cm)

     Rug No 34
    Rust, beige & cream (Commission)
    4ft x 2ft 2"  (1.22m x 0.66m)
    Made up of 4655 individually cut & placed strips of new fleece fabric
    Rug No 36
    Rust, beige and black (commission)
    4ft 4" x 2ft 8"  (1.32m x 0.81m)
    Made up of 6254 individually cut & placed strips of new fleece fabric

    Rag Rug No. 37
    Pattern:  Graduating shades of blue
    Colours:  Dark navy, navy, dark blue, royal blue
    New fleece fabric
    Size:  38" X 20"  (96 x 50cms)

    Rug No 38
    Mosaic Style: Dark blue border, with 3 different shades of blue, cream & red

    Made as a commission to customer's colours and design
    Size 38" X 25" (97cm X 65 cm)
    Made up of 3,784 individually cut and placed strips of new fleece fabric

    Rug No 39
    Three shades of blue
    Size 26" square (66cm)
    Made as a "Happy New Boat" present for friends

    Rug No 40
    Wine coloured border, with jade and beige
    Made as a commission to customer's colours and exact shape to fit around fire hearth
    Size 25" long (62cm)
    Made up of 1,580 individually cut and placed strips of new fleece fabric 

Rug No 41


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