greenatheartrugs

Hand made eco-friendly cotton braided rugs

New York, United States · 1233 Sales

greenatheartrugs

Hand made eco-friendly cotton braided rugs

New York, United States 1233 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(441)

Announcement   Help me grow my little business, I am looking to raise money for a braiding machine, I have a gofundme acct. https://www.gofundme.com/greenatheartrugs
Be the highest contributor and win a rug!!!
RUG SALE......ALL RUGS ADDITIONAL 10% OFF USE COUPON CODE....rugsale2016
As seen in Country Living magazine, welcome to Green at Heart Rugs on Etsy where you’ll find truly artisan braided rugs, handmade in the USA. Whether you need an area rug for a nursery, a home office, a front foyer, a kitchen or a living room, my braided rugs come in a variety of shapes (such as round and oval) and sizes. I also take requests for custom rugs in any color or size. I offer organic (all organic fabric is from the USA) and non-organic fabric options and have recently changed my dying process to be more eco-friendly, as well more cost effective,so I can now pass these savings onto you!

Each rug is handmade from start to finish. All rug fabric is cut by hand, then pulled by hand and then braided by hand… and all by me! The rugs are then sewn together (also by me) on a professional grade machine for a superior quality, long lasting rug.

Be sure to follow me on social media for special offers and first looks at new
designs and colors coming your way:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-At-Heart-Rugs/
http://pinterest.com/greenatheartrug/green-at-heart-braided-rugs-for-sale

I have made over 600 rugs to date, and still counting!

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 30, 2016

Help me grow my little business, I am looking to raise money for a braiding machine, I have a gofundme acct. https://www.gofundme.com/greenatheartrugs
Be the highest contributor and win a rug!!!
RUG SALE......ALL RUGS ADDITIONAL 10% OFF USE COUPON CODE....rugsale2016
As seen in Country Living magazine, welcome to Green at Heart Rugs on Etsy where you’ll find truly artisan braided rugs, handmade in the USA. Whether you need an area rug for a nursery, a home office, a front foyer, a kitchen or a living room, my braided rugs come in a variety of shapes (such as round and oval) and sizes. I also take requests for custom rugs in any color or size. I offer organic (all organic fabric is from the USA) and non-organic fabric options and have recently changed my dying process to be more eco-friendly, as well more cost effective,so I can now pass these savings onto you!

Each rug is handmade from start to finish. All rug fabric is cut by hand, then pulled by hand and then braided by hand… and all by me! The rugs are then sewn together (also by me) on a professional grade machine for a superior quality, long lasting rug.

Be sure to follow me on social media for special offers and first looks at new
designs and colors coming your way:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-At-Heart-Rugs/
http://pinterest.com/greenatheartrug/green-at-heart-braided-rugs-for-sale

I have made over 600 rugs to date, and still counting!

Laurine Seymour

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Laurine Seymour

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US$200.00
custom listing for Kate H
US$300.00
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US$45.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(441)
Victoria Dysarz

Victoria Dysarz on Aug 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so thrilled with the rug Laurine made for us. It looks beautiful in my daughter's room and is very soft. Definitely worth the wait, as this was a custom item. Laurine kept me updated on the progress of it and sent pictures. I'm sure I'll be ordering another sometime. You will not be disappointed! I absolutely love our rug.

Wickedwhatnots

Wickedwhatnots on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! Great quality, bright, lovely colors, and quick delivery! Thanks! :)

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Updates

I have started a gofundme act to raise money for a braiding machine, www.gofundme.com/greenatheartrugs
if you'd like to help ...you could win a rug!!!
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About

Rugs made of what?

A few years ago, I was let go from my job. For the 1st time in my life I was unemployed. I had virtually no money, but of course had my skill and love for sewing. I wanted to make things for my home, but I wanted them to be made from recycled materials. Over the years, I had become more and more environmentally conscience.
I searched for ideas at my local book stores, and found a couple things I thought I could put together. One idea, was a rug made from t shirts. The pictures in the book where, well, I'm sorry...but they where Horrible. I had a feeling that I might be able to do better.

I attacked my husbands old t-shirts, and started cutting and braiding. My first attempts where hand sewn, and well not very good. But by my third rug they had improved to the point that I wouldn't be embarrassed to show someone. I started making some for friends, and family for gifts. At that point I started buying used shirts from local charity thrift shops.

A short time later a couple of "artist" people told me about Etsy.At first I did nothing with the info. despite how great they said it was. After a while I looked into it and decided I would make some products to post on Etsy. I made all kinds of stuff, bags, mittens and of course braided rugs made from t shirts.

I was so thrilled to see, I sold something in the first week. I was hooked. I started making more and more things. Things kept selling. I sold $40 worth of stuff my 1st month. (Sounds pretty funny to me now!)

After 6 months I looked at all that was selling and decided to focus on just making rugs. They were selling the best. As time progressed, so did my technique. Braiding rugs from t shirts is not something found in books or your local craft store. I had to work through problems and solve them. I gradually upgrade my sewing machines and make my table larger. I also had to teach myself to dye fabric. My business is a "process" and is ever growing. I learn something new everyday. I am very happy that I can make a modest living doing what I love...and love what I do. So with that,,, I must go make a rug now:) Laury:)

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  • Laurine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Do Everything!

    I'm a mom of 3 great boys! I have been sewing for over 35 years. My mom taught me how when I was little. By the time I was 13, I could make my own clothes. I had a sewing business for 10 years. I also sold sewing machines for 4 years !:)

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