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hand dyed t-shirt rugs

hand dyed t-shirt yarn
I dyed t-shirts to make this yarn and have been using it to crochet rugs. It is the perfect rug yarn!
Hand dyed rag rug
Thick enough that the rug has substance, but still pliable and easy to work with. This particular batch (and the resulting rug) was chartreuse, navy blue and a dark pink/salmon color. I also used a grey t-shirt in the middle to break things up a bit. The rug pictured above measures 20" across and would be perfect next to a bed or in front of a dresser.

17 comments:

hollysarah said...

wow! this is really pretty! Even the photo of the yarn is gorgeous.

Katherine said...

thank you, holly!

happy belated birthday!

Cara said...

I love this rug.
xoxox

Kassi said...

i am seriously impressed!
you amaze me with your creativity and talent!
i would love a custom rug... i need one for my living room under my coffee table... i'll talk to the hus to see if it's in the budget and then i'll email you if it is.
great job katherine!
the rug is gorgeous!

RachelDenbow said...

Um, I've been saving old t-shirts for this very project and now that you've reminded me how beautiful they turn out, I need to fit it in somewhere this week. p.s. Do you use a huge hook or your fingers?
Can you tell I haven't really done my homework on this yet? ;)

Amy Rose said...

This so awesome!! What a fantastic idea. <3

Marla said...

I love the color coordination. I've been making t-shirt yarn but nothing has come out of them yet. They do not coordinate... Anyways, nice work!
XOXO

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

This is so pretty!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Beautiful - I love your color scheme!!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

hello :) I just found your blog, and am so excited I did; you just turned old t-shirts into a chic rug! That's ridiculously awesome ♥

I'll be following along :)

kittycat said...

oh my goodness!!! i'm in love with this! you're so talented :) i might order a custom rug from you depending on if i will have the money.

xo tiffany

charismagic said...

Wow... gorgeous x

Jaimie said...

very pretty! looks like a ton of work!

Aimee said...

hi! remember me.... at lunch i said not knowing anything "have you made anything cool?"... the answer after finally reviewing your blog....is UMM YES. Love it!!! You're awesome!! You're lucky i hadn't seen all this yet or i would have been bugging you incessantly the day we ran around together. looking forward to hanging again next time geneva is in town... xox geneva's friend aimee!!

The Cookie Button said...

This is such a clever idea! A great way of recycling :)

Anna said...

this so pretty. growing up we had a rug like this in every room. i remember they covered almost the whole floor. now that I look back my mom probably wanted to hide the shag carpet in our trailer! my brother's was green, & it was our "field" for our tractors. my mom even made me one in my sorority colors for college. thanks for the memories. I probably need one in my new house!

alyssa johns said...

very cute, love the idea! i'm gonna get right on it!


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