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Geometric chic: Re Rag Rugs made from recycled textiles

Geometric chic: Re Rag Rugs made from recycled textiles

Handwoven from fabric scraps, rag rugs were once commonplace in thrifty North American households until the mid-twentieth century, ostensibly as a way to upcycle old clothing and sackcloth into something that could serviceably decorate a bare floor. In an effort to revive the practice while making gorgeous works of home decor, Swedish designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans started Re Rag Rug , a year-long, experimental design project that aims to make a unique, recycled rag rug each month. © Re Rag Rug Begun in August 2012, the project involves Brieditis and Evans trawling local thrift stores in search of cheap woolens and t-shirts as raw materials for their rugs -- with most of their materials being donated by the stores outright, like ripped shirts and shrunken woolens. © Re Rag Rug © Re Rag Rug Their aim is to use different types of materials and techniques for...

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