These flat weave rugs caught my eye today (sourced from Cover magazine). I find the mis-matched lines and geometric shapes of the rugs very interesting and something that I have been planning to experiment with for wall hangings. I am interested in trying rag rug or appliqué techniques, or piecing, to make wall hangings, particularly using re-purposed textiles such as clothing. The rug ‘Nobsa’ seen on the left below has echoes of the tradition of patching old clothing such as the boro technique used in Japan.
Here are some of my ‘striped’ pieces that I have made so far. The two wall hangings in black/cream/white and red/white/blue were my attempts to investigate and explore the work of the Gees Bend Quilters.
Lines based on landscapes/seacapes and the colours of different locations may be something that I will explore in the future.