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One of my favorite things about living in the country are the wildflowers that grow along our dirt roads. Every summer they are different, depending on the amount and timing of the rain. Sunflowers, however, are always there. They grow every year - even in record heat and drought. They make the summer heat not only bearable, but beautiful. The ability to tell the whole story of my favorite sunflowers in denim was a pleasure from start to finish.

This hooked rug will serve as a durable working rug, but will catch your eye as a unusual wall-hanging. It is hooked in 100% denim on burlap, then finished with rug tape and a second piece of burlap backing.

READY TO SHIP: the rug in the photograph is the actual rug you receive when purchased.

- Merchant SKU: RG-HO-081610

- Dimensions: 20" x 32"

- Care: Vacuum gently, hand wash in cool water, squeeze gently and wrap in towel to remove excess water, lay flat to dry.

- Shipping weight: 3 pounds

- Fiber contents: Denim on burlap

HANDMADE RAG RUGS:
- Hand-Braided and Twinned: http://etsy.me/1LE0WRW
- Hand-Hooked: http://etsy.me/1QGazlt
- Hand-Woven: http://etsy.me/2095Zif

Other Hand Hooked Rugs:
- Cardinals in the Snow: http://etsy.me/1FpnuRN
- Christmas Tree Truck: http://etsy.me/1EHqmhL
- Denim Stars: http://etsy.me/1LQP7YG
- Grey Black Crazy Star with Fans: http://etsy.me/1io5MJj
- Family Farm: http://etsy.me/1EH2RFL
- Golden Autumn: http://etsy.me/1Kx36pd
- Pumpkin Patch at Night: http://etsy.me/1FpnDV6
- Snowflakes at Night: http://etsy.me/1i3S7ar
- Sunflower Cottage: http://etsy.me/1hLc70F
- Sunflowers: http://etsy.me/1EHWdyJ
- Sunny Summer Farm: http://etsy.me/1EH2ISE
- Winter Windows: http://etsy.me/1io5VfQ

I began making handmade rag rugs as a way to use up leftover and unloved fabric. As I studied rug making, it became a way to learn and preserve an art developed by frontier women who made-do by repurposing clothes and curtains because they had no other materials available. I respect the artistry and talent of those rural women who lived a hard, duty-filled life and yet saw and created beauty every day. I aspire to their skill and values using the same patchwork style and traditional techniques.

Rag Rug Materials: the wool and cotton used in my rugs is not shiny newly-purchased fabric. It is repurposed or rescued from the "unlovely" pile in fabric shops, unrequited stashes from estates, thrift shops, and auctions, and pieces purchased by crafters in enthusiasm and never finished.

About the Studio at Red Top Ranch: Red Top Ranch is the southwestern Nebraska home of a rural family, 3 rescued dogs and one fiber artist. At the heart of the Studio is a love of nature, outdoors, the West and winter. Scarves, shawls and rag rugs are made using the traditional hand-crafted methods of our frontier grandmothers. Created by hand, one project at a time, combining natural materials with good design for beauty, durability, and individuality.

Natural Warmth & Comfort, Made by Hand as in Simpler Times.

Hand Hooked Denim Rag Rug - Sunflowers in a Vase - Reserved for Lynda

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Denim, Cotton
  • Only ships within United States.
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