The yarn used for weaving the dark blue and black base of this mini rug was sourced from a free to take bag of unwanted yarn, found in a friend's apartment building staircase. The yarns used to be a boring grey-ish green and an ugly green-ish yellow and were re-dyed by hand to a deep black and slightly variated cobalt blue. The salmon and dusty pink accent yarns were sourced from the local recycling center. The accents are both cotton and the base yarns are a wool and polyamide mix.
The rug was woven on a simple frame loom, using a repeating stripe pattern. The darker base yarns are interlocked and together form an increasind and decreasing step pattern. Large stripes of the accent yarns are inserted in the middle, in such a way that the ends are exposed in front of the base weave and form a fringe. Thin stripes of contrasting salmon, going across the whole with of the rug are inserted to break up the pattern and add an additional dimension to the striping.
This mini rug is a perfect little accent on the side of your bed and a nice way to avoid cold feet when getting up. The rug also fits nicely next to your sofa or on top of a sideboard as a decorative accent. You can use it for example as a base to layer on an assortment of your favorite items and plants. The geometric pattern and color palette fits with a more rustic style of decor, as well as with modern and minimalistic furniture as a nice textured accent.