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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Rag Rug Closet

I'm a disabled middle age woman who had to find a hobby or start climbing the walls. I decided my rugs wouldn't be those dark, dull colors you see so often with these rugs. I like the pastels and Springlike colors so much better.

I started making rag rugs to supplement my disability and to help with physical therapy. It really hurts my hands when I'm working with the rugs, but there's great satisfaction and forgetfulness of pain once the rug is done and I can see how beautiful it is.

These rugs are made the way our grandmothers used to make them. Each strip of fabric is hand cut, hand sewn and hand crocheted. So, there's a lot of work involved in each and every rug I make. Plus, the task of finding just the right combination of material and colors.

These rugs can be put in the washer but I would really recommend you line dry or lay flat to dry to preserve the rug. If you were to follow the advise given by grandma, you wouldn't put this rug in the washer at all, but would hand wash it.

If you need to get in touch with me about an item please send me an email at tigger021@comcast.net and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

I have also started a wonderful group on my own Network for all those who love to create with their hands. You can reach it at http://thehandcrafterscottage.ning.com/. On my site you can post your own page, download pictures and even give the site address for your sales. Hope to see you there.

I also belong to a wonderful group that deals with vintage/antique quilts and bedspreads. http://bonanzle.ning.com/group/vintageantiquequiltsbedspreads. The lady who runs this group is very knowledgable when it comes to vintage quilts and such.


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HOMEY, COZY, TOUCH OF SPRING, BEAUTIFUL ... these are just a few remarks that come through on my rugs. I will say, the pictures of all the rag rugs don't do justice to the exact beauty and vibrancy of color that you will get when you see these rugs in person. They are beautiful

I have people tell me they remind them of the rugs their grandmother's used to make or have in their homes.

There's a little story behind the twin of this rug. I had two of these rugs and gave one to a neighbor lady who has had some health issues. She really wanted one of my rugs and the one I gave her matched her kitchen/laundry room area so I gave it to her. She was very surprised when I handed it to her. I get a big smile and comment on how much she loves her new rug and how beautiful it looks in her kitchen/laundry room area.

That's what I try to achieve with my rugs. I love to receive comments like that about the beauty of the rug and how much they love looking at it.

You can see this rug at the following URL address: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/The_Rag_Rug_Closet/items/Hand_Crocheted_Yellow__Gold__Orange_Rag_Rug___40_x_22

This rug was a lot of fun to work on and it's a big one. This is the largest rug I've ever done and I'm seriously considering doing some more this size. I love these large rugs and amazingly they're very soft and comfortable to walk on, even with all the different types of fabric.

You can see this rug at the following URL:
http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/The_Rag_Rug_Closet/items/Hand_Crochet_Pink__Gold__Green__Wine__White_Rag_Rug_50_x_33

I even do pet placemats which have turned out to be a real hit with pet owners. They are rag rugs only in very small sizes. I love these little rugs and they can be used as either pet placemats, trivets, or hot pads. Whatever you want them to be.

Why not pamper and spoil your pet this holiday season with a custom made rug for their food and water dishes. You won't have to worry about scattered food or water drips on the floor again. Plus, these wash up beautifully and will last a very long time.

You can see these custom pet placemats at the following URL:
href="http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/The_Rag_Rug_Closet/items/Custom_Pet_Dish_Rag_Rug_Mat___Bowl_size_7__to_9___Medium">http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/The_Rag_Rug_Closet/items/Custom_Pet_Dish_Rag_Rug_Mat___Bowl_size_7__to_9___Medium

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2 comments:

Lucytheena said...

I love your rugs. I hope to be in a position to buy one from you soon. I want to replace the one from my childhood.
You are so talented!

Dust and Clay / Something Pretty said...

Nancy, you've done a great job with your Blog and your entries.
I hope your Blog will have lots of followers and do for you what you want it to do.
Mine gets very few hits.
Good luck.
Friends,
Bettye