Since the 19th century RAG RUGS have been made from cast off clothing and placed on the bed and at the hearth. The craft revived in the 1930's and during the war and is currently popular as a hands-on sustainable lifestyle activity. This art is appreciated by those who prefer hand-made, one-off originals for floors, seats and walls.

Jenni Stuart-Anderson is a designer / maker using recycled and vintage textiles to make customised rugs, hangings and 3D pieces with contemporary designs. In 2003 Jenni also started weaving using British rare-breed fleece with recycled textiles.

Jenni offers courses on the traditional rag rug techniques of Hooking, Progging (Prodding) and Plaiting (Braiding). These techniques are explained in her books RAG RUG MAKING (2003, 2007) and MORE RAG RUGS & Recycled Textile Projects (both Traplet Publications) obtainable from the author.

Jenni welcomes commissions for recycled textile projects including rugs and wall hangings. Please email Jenni for details without obligation.

2012 marked the bicentenary of the textile workers' uprising under the banner of Luddism. See more at Trouble At T'Mill.



Rag Rug Making Courses

Students' Work

Rag Rug Making Kits, Books,
Tools and Equipment

A Passion for Recycling

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The Art of Recycling

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