Gallery: Re Rag Rug Creates Gorgeous Handmade Rugs From Recycled Thrift...


Re Rag Rug is an experimental design and crafts project initiated in August 2012 by designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans in Stockholm, Sweden. Their goal is to develop one unique rag rug each month for a full year using different types of recycled materials and a variety of techniques ranging from sewing to plaiting, crocheting, knitting, macramé, rolling, cutting, applique, and embroidery. The designers’ goal is to work in a free and experimental manner to create innovative rugs – the fact that they’re made out of recycled materials is an added bonus.

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  1. msyin April 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Our ideas about what is waste and what we do about it are becoming much broader, more creative and naturally inclusive. The more we look at everything as something that can be transformed, reused, rethought, it expands our possibilities and expands our views on what is even possible. I hate throwing out worn out clothes that are not good enough to be donated and would love recycling centers and municipalities to offer material recycling so that this resource stops going into landfills but can instead be transformed into something else that may be a combination of beauty and utility.

  2. VictoriaH April 3, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Those rugs look like work of art! And the fact they’re made of “useless” materials is even more amazing. Definitely makes me think twice before throwing something out.

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