Stripes!

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.

Flatweave Rugs

Lines based on landscapes/seascapes and the colours of different locations may be something that I will explore in the future.

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