5 Favorites: The Return of the Rag Rug
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We're loving the rustic/modern look (not to mention the eco-friendliness) of patchwork carpets made from recycled rag rugs. Easy to DIY, they're a quick and affordable way to add texture and character to any room. Above: RugCycle 's floor coverings are hand stitched from vintage, Swedish rag rugs. Above: The True Blue Denim Rag Rug from Land of Nod is made of 100 percent cotton denim; prices start at $99 for the 4-by-6-foot size. Above: Turkish kilims made from natural hemp, have been washed in seawater and reconstructed by Private 02 04 . Above: Even Ikea rag rugs can be stitched together to achieve an effect similar to the one in Katrin's ( Taking Notes and Pictures ) dining room. Above: Nadia Yaron of Nightwood Interiors stitched several of her weavings to create a larger carpet for her own loft. A similar rug can be made to order in four to six weeks; $650. Above: Rugcycle 's first collection of woven Turkish rugs featured carpets from stitched together in bright contrast hues. Above: A collection of vintage flea market finds stitched together makes a lively and colorful carpet like this one via Varpunen . Similar rugs can also be found on Etsy. Above: A detail of the recycled rag rug in my own cottage bedroom (purchased for $5 at a yard sale), shows that the stitching need not be perfect. In fact, imperfect is all the better.