WebWorksFiber

Hand Woven Rag Rugs, Felted Wool Balls, Felted Soap

Wisconsin, United States · 485 Sales

WebWorksFiber

Hand Woven Rag Rugs, Felted Wool Balls, Felted Soap

Wisconsin, United States 485 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(219)
Shop owner

Lori

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Announcement   Recycled Rag Rugs woven by award winning rug weaver and felter. Weaving for over 30 years I create traditional rag rugs, but rarely in traditional colors. I spend many hours filleting shirts, sheets, pants and other clothing and fabric to recycle into rugs.

See me in action here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TBXyj0vmlE

Each of my rugs is a phoenix...something old and discarded recreated into something beautiful and new.
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Shipping within the contiguous U.S. is included in the price of each rug.
If you are located outside of the U.S. please contact me for shipping rates
Please Convo me if you have any questions at all.
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Visit my daughter's shop at www.LizardBand.etsy.com
and my vintage shop at www.AtticEmporium.etsy.com
and my husband's button shop at www.buythelightofthemoon.etsy.com
and my blog at www.webworksfiber.blogspot.com
and my Artfire shop at www.webworksfiber.artfire.com
and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Webworksfiber

Proud Member of the Etsyfast Team, Designstyleguide and WEAVEteam

Announcement

Recycled Rag Rugs woven by award winning rug weaver and felter. Weaving for over 30 years I create traditional rag rugs, but rarely in traditional colors. I spend many hours filleting shirts, sheets, pants and other clothing and fabric to recycle into rugs.

See me in action here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TBXyj0vmlE

Each of my rugs is a phoenix...something old and discarded recreated into something beautiful and new.
********************************************************************************************************
Shipping within the contiguous U.S. is included in the price of each rug.
If you are located outside of the U.S. please contact me for shipping rates
Please Convo me if you have any questions at all.
********************************************************************************************************
Visit my daughter's shop at www.LizardBand.etsy.com
and my vintage shop at www.AtticEmporium.etsy.com
and my husband's button shop at www.buythelightofthemoon.etsy.com
and my blog at www.webworksfiber.blogspot.com
and my Artfire shop at www.webworksfiber.artfire.com
and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Webworksfiber

Proud Member of the Etsyfast Team, Designstyleguide and WEAVEteam

Lori

Contact shop owner

Lori

Rag Rug "Saturday Morning Cartoons"
US$57.00
Rag Rug "Spearmint Twist"
US$54.00
Rag Rug "Aladdin's Flying Carpet"
US$53.00
Rag Rug "Silver Maple"
US$53.00
Rag Rug Elysian Fields The Greater
US$56.00
Rag Rug "Blue Lagoon"
US$55.00
Rag Rug "Cardinals in the Spruce"
US$55.00
Rag Rug "Margaritas on the Beach" OOAK
US$62.00
Rag Rug "Blueberry Hill"
US$60.00
Rag Rug "Barney is Back"
US$55.00
Rag Rug "Purple Morning Mist"
US$55.00
Rag Rug "Lion King in Lavender"
US$59.00
Rag Rug "Deep Purple Dreams" the greater
US$60.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(219)
MiAllen7

MiAllen7 on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beyond happy with this purchase! Purchased this and another rug from Lori. Using them as his and hers rugs in our master bath. However, the cats seem to have claimed them as a napping spot. :) Also love the easy care of these rugs. Already tested out washing them, and they do just fine on a gentle hand wash cycle and then a hang dry. Thank you, Lori! Your creations are absolutely gorgeous and will be cherished!

Lori B.

Lori B. on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am a repeat customer. I have about 4 or 5 of her rugs. They are so beautiful and hold up very well. My oldest one looks brand new after many washings. You won't be disappointed if you order from her.

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About

A passion for creating beauty by repurposeing and playing with color.

I have been weaving for well over 40 years and focused on rugs for 22.
I think I have been a weaver all my life. As a small child I collected bits of string, grass and feathers and incorporated them into odd little sculptures. I have always felt there was a bit of a Crow in me. I always knew I would weave some day. In junior high school I uncovered an old loom in the back of the room and asked my art teacher if I could use it. He showed me how to warp it up and off I went, creating several tapestries.
In college I continued to take fiber classes. I studied with Walter Knottingham, who not only taught us the technicalities of fiber art, but the practicalities of selling our work. He taught me never to be afraid to experiment.
Then it was out into the real world where I got a job in the office of a drapery company. I worked there for 9 years and every day saw hundreds of pounds of wasted fabric go into the dumpster. I hated it and started to collect interesting pieces until I had way too much to store.
I finally made a life changing decision to quit my job and finish my college degree. I took out my profit sharing, bought a spinning wheel and a massive old industrial rug loom built in 1917. After 3 years I finished my degree in Theater arts with a minor in Library science, during which time I studied weaving as well. By the time I graduated I had mastered that old loom and produced quite a few rugs.
Shortly after graduation my husband and I finally got pregnant after almost 10 years of hoping. There was no way I was not going to enjoy those years with my miracle daughter so I set out to supplement our income with rug weaving and chair caning so I could stay at home. That was the start of my professional career as a fiber artist. 19 years later my wonderful daughter is starting her second year of college and I am still weaving. I now weave on a Weaver's Delight rug loom built in 1942. It is a newer version of my original loom, which I still have.
I am not a "crank ‘em out" rug weaver. I rarely do standard lengths or custom work. I weave to the end of the rug. I do several juried art fairs a year and have been fortunate to have the artistry of my work recognized by judges. I have won prizes for Best Design, Best Portfolio and Best in Fibers.
I began felting about 20 years ago and I have taught felt making to hundreds of school children. I am still amazed every time those single bits of wool are transformed into a solid object.
My rugs, woven of a variety of recycled fabrics, are all designed by me to combine beauty for the eye with comfort for the foot. When I sell rugs I encourage my customers to trust their own judgment in making a choice. I am a firm believer that whatever we like will fit in the space in which we live and reflect our own personal tastes. People are often hesitant to enjoy their own preferences, which I find surprising. I never pressure anyone into buying one of my rugs. Each one is special to me and I rather feel like they are being adopted into a new home. It is often difficult to part with one too soon off the loom. I weave traditional rag rugs, but rarely traditional colors. I spend many hours filleting shirts, sheets, pants and other clothing and fabric to recycle into rugs. Each of my rugs is a phoenix...something old and discarded recreated into something beautiful and new.
My greatest joy and inspiration comes through color exploration and the occasional day dreaming about the previous lives of all those blue jeans.

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  • Lori Lee-Weber

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Award winning fiber artist weaving rugs for over 35 years. Additionally I have enjoyed exploring felting over the past 25 years

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to Webworks. I work very hard to create beautiful objects for everyday life. Recycling discarded fabrics also gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I take pride in my work.

When I package my rugs for shipping they are placed in recycled bags and often packed with recycled newspaper. I try to give at least one second life to everything I can.

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Payment
I accept PayPal and personal checks. For checks I will have to wait 10 days for check to clear before shipping purchased items. Thanks

Wisconsin Buyers please add 5.5% sales tax
Shipping
Shipping will be USPS

Insurance is not included in the price of the rug, but can be added if desired for the appropriate fee
I will not be responsible for lost or damaged items.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept returns within 10 days of receipt of item for a full refund or exchange. Return postage will be paid by the buyer, however if an exchange is made I will absorb the cost of the postage needed to resend the new item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Payment must be made within 3 days of order. I understand that problems can arise and I am happy to work with you for emergency accommodations.