This rug was created with long strips of pre-consumer hemp scraps from HEMPEA, scondhand macramé rope and an assortment of secondhand yarns.
The plaid rug was made on a simple, large scale frame loom. The warp of this rug is divided into seven sections of black and white yarn, which form a vertical stripe pattern in the final rug. The beige and white hemp strips were ironed, so that all edges are folded to the inside of each strip and therefore no fraying is visible. Bulky macramé rope, as well as orange, blue and pink accent yarns were combined with the hemp to create a subtly varied plaid rug. In the weaving process, a long tail of yarn or fabric was left at the start and end of each row, rather than turning the corner and continuing from row to row. These ends were later formed into tassles. For the macramé rope, this was done by untwisting the rope, for the hemp scraps, the weave was dissolved, so that only the loose threads remained.
This rug is a small size accent, perfect for your living room or bedroom. It can be layered with larger rugs in a more contemporary style or used on its own for example on the side of the bed. With its varied shades of white and beige and small color accents it fits with many styles of decor.
HEMPEA is a finnish sustainable brand, creating eco-friendly home textiles from 100% hemp fabrics. This product is created with some of their pre-consumer scraps - cut-offs in the production process of their bedding and other products. Their high quality, ethically made hemp fabrics are too precious to waste, so we took all the small and odd shape pieces and created a small collection of unique Wasteless Wonders products with them.