To add a new touch to the century old Swedish tradition of woven rag mats, I started weaving new rugs out of used jeans. Strong, environmentally friendly, uniquely designed carpets of top quality to decorate all types of floors. I introduce coloured stripes that bring contrast to the different shades of blue.
After having woven ‘ordinary’ rag rugs for many years, the idea sprung to use old jeans pants as rags. It turned out to be a great success! Most of the denim fabrics I recycle are worn out pants from people in my surrounding. The jeans are washed, and then seams, sippers and pockets are removed before I cut strips of the remaining cloth. These strips are woven into the well-stretched warp and packed with strong strokes. The result is a new, stable rag carpet of high quality that can be enjoyed for many, many years. Jeans rags, being made of denim that is a thick and strong fabric with many colour nuances, make both long lasting and beautiful carpets.
I weave floor carpets that are 70 -75 cm wide. All of the rag mats are one-of-a-kind, but can be more or less duplicated in any length. A selection of jeans carpets you find in our Gallery. Contact me with a stock number from the galleries or order a tailor made rag carpet by specifying the colour of the stripes and the length of you mat.