This is a listing for 1-(one) Rag Rug
RAG RUG DETAILS
▪️This Rag Rug will have a MONOCHROME-colour scheme OR MULTI-colour. ( And we offer Neutrals or Brights)
▪️Rag Rugs are all hand made by:
The Swedish Flicka Team.
▪️It is woven on a GIANT frame loom using
COMPLETELY 100% upcycled fabric.
▪️This unique Rag Rug is thick, very sturdy, and hard wearing.
▪️The final product size is approximately:
4’ x 6’ feet/ 48"x 72"inches,
and approximately 1"- inch thick.
There are no two Rag Rugs alike and the imperfect nature of this style rug is what makes it a relaxed and informal welcome to your personal home setting. We are open to the idea of making even bigger sizes, just let us know.
Why YOU need a Rag Rug:
Your bare feet will enjoy the feel of a Rag Rug so much that you will want to return again and again to your favourite spot to stand whilst washing dishes or just sitting to rest your feeties before you climb into bed for the night.
Rag Rugs are overall durable and long-lasting. They feel as good on your feet during warm summer weather as they do during the chilly winter season. Each one is unique with its varying colour combinations.This Rag Rug is useful in any room, but this particular smaller size makes it the perfect bath mat, or kitchen sink rug; perhaps even as a cozy bedside rug in a child's room.
All of the clothing/fabric that is used in our Rag Rugs has been laundered before being woven into a rug. Most of the Rag Rug fibres are cotton, wool, velvet, or cashmere; but there are the occasional rayon or polyester pieces, which in no way make the Rag Rug inferior.
The distinctive appearance of this oversized Potholder rug is different than other woven rugs because it is made in the style of the old-fashioned potholders that we all loved to make as children. They simply have just been enlarged. We will even be having larger sizes available in the near future, so we are looking forward to bigger rugs soon! Until then, if you are interested in a specific colour combination, please let us know and we will be happy to work out the details.
These Potholder Rag Rugs are truly an inspiration by famous Crispina Ffrench- who made these Bigee-sized potholders actually come to life. So we always like to give credit to her for getting her idea out there and making it happen and sharing it with all of us. Check her out at: Crispina.eco
Also, Kristin James at ChunkyRagRugs makes the very best digital PDF woven Rag Rug Tutorial ever!
We make these Potholder Rag Rugs right here on the west coast now -in YUMA, ARIZONA, USA where we have the sunniest days- almost every day.
To clean- spot wash with warmish-cold water and a gentle soap-then air dry outdoors in the summer or indoors in the winter. It can take a couple of days to get it completely dried through and through.
Spills can generally just be cleaned with a gentle scrubbing brush and soapy water, or machine wash on gentle cycle, dry cleaned, or even steam cleaned.
An alternative method is to take it outside in the snowy winter and walk on it and allow all the dirt to be pulled out in the old fashioned method. This is an unexpected but easy way to clean a Rag Rug in the winter months.
I prefer the tried and true method of keeping it simple by just choosing darker colours for better wear overall.
***SEE THE detailed SNOWY
‘HOW TO’ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
HOW TO WINTER CLEAN MY RAG RUG:
Start by rolling up your Rag Rug indoors. Trap all of the dirt nestled in those fibers so you don’t leave a trail of crumbs as you leave the house.
Now unroll it outdoors -perhaps with assistance -if it’s too big or floppy.
Now just lay the rug down on an area covered with thick, clean snow. The snow’s going to capture all the dirt that falls out of the Rag Rug, and because it’s cold and frozen AND a cold day, the Rag Rug isn’t going to quickly absorb any moisture from the snow pile.
Here is where you get to have some drama-use a firm “paddle” to “beat” the rug as it lays upside down. I used the head of my dry mop (a microfiber pad) because it allowed me to reach into the middle of the Rag Rug and pat-pat-pat the dirt out. A broom would work well too.
To end this scenario-when you feel as though you’ve successfully beaten it ENOUGH- then lift the corner of the Rag Rug and check out your progress. Whoa. Even if you don’t think it was hat direly-you will be surprised that there is whole lot of dirt deposited into the snow from that fluffy Rag Rug.
Roll up the Rag Rug again to bring it back indoors, and immediately lay in a place where any clinging snowballs can evaporate and dry completely. Once it is dried, return it to its proper fav location.
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Patchwork Scarf Care:
Spot clean if possible. Please follow the directions on the items tag. It will direct you to wash on delicate in a mesh/ lingerie bag or tied pillow case and make sure the water is cool.
Do NOT put the Patchwork Scarf in the dryer-let it air dry on a hanger. You may iron the cotton pieces on the front side but not the fleecy squares or the reverse fleecy side or they will most assuredly melt and stick to the iron.
There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention prior to washing and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition.
YES! We make everything in small batches here, so even if we use similar fabrics and patterns, and square placement, there will never ever be two Patchwork Scarves that are exactly alike. So each one is truly a unique masterpiece!
You can throw the Rag Rug into the washing machine on gentle cycle with as little agitation as possible, and air dry over a stair banister OR chair back until completely dry. However, a very old fashioned & traditional way of cleaning a Rug is the freezing snow method. On a cold, clear day (25°F/ - 3° or colder) with at least several inches of fresh powder snow, take the Rug outside and leave it for a couple of hours until it has frozen. Lay the stiff carpet in the snow and whack the exposed surface with a broom. Shake the rug out, turn it over on a fresh patch of snow, and beat the other side. If you wait for a cold, dry day, the rug will barely become wet when you clean it this way. Just brush off any loose snow before you take it inside.
We gladly offer wholesale pricing for some of our items, upon request. Thank you for enquiring!
Our items are all carefully packaged to look extra 'gifty' already, but if you need more fluff to make it look like an official present then just let us know and we can make it look just right-for an additional $5.00. We can arrange a gift wrap listing and small note tucked in, just for you!
Just let us know and we can clarify all the details!
Patchwork Blankie Care:
We understand baby accessories require lots of washing. So to extend the life of your Blankie, we suggest washing it on a delicate cycle. It has already been washed and dried here at our studio so we hope your washing machine is as gentle as ours.
There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention to washing and drying, and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition for your enjoyment.