Rebecca Francis: Rag Rugs
Rugs & Rugmaking Supplies
Recycled Wool Handcrafts
How to Shop
Online Store: etsy.com/shop/ragrugs4u
Free shipping on all items April 25-May 16 with coupon code SHEEPANDWOOL.
Forty years ago I wove my first Rag Rug. Thirty years ago I had my first booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. Since that time I have recycled well over thirty ton of used cotton and wool clothing. Yarns used for the warp have always been natural fibers; wool, cotton or hemp. The tools of my trade are a pair of scissors and a 18th century counter balance loom. Energy source is from what I bring to the loom each day.
With roots planted firmly in our past, Rag Rugs continue to be a good choice for any floor, any style home. At a moment in time when we need to lessen our impact on the earth Rag Rugs will soften your step. In addition to my Rag Rugs, five years ago I introduced recycled wool sweaters in the form of hot pads or ‘Sweat’r Pads’ as I have named them. Wool is a remarkable fiber, as you know, and these hot pads not only protect your hands and surfaces from the heat they feel good as well.
Mosey over to my Etsy shop and have a look.