High quality material for heirloom hand woven rugs
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Heirloom hand woven rugs :
Wool ‹  
Blue jeans ‹  
Recycled cotton ‹  
Pendleton virgin wool ‹  
Factory scraps ‹  
Rag rugs ‹  
 About my hand woven rugs:
   › High quality
   › Unique pieces
   › Artfully designed
   › Every rug has a story
   › Made with love
   › Durable
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Handwoven Heirloom Rug Studio in Redding, CA Specializes in creating designer hand woven area rugs, rags rugs, floor rugs and table runners made from high quality recycled textiles.



Redding, CA sits at the top of the Central Valley of California. It rests along the Sacramento River, and is surrounded by mountains on three sides. We have lived on the edge of this beautiful town for 29 years, and have a weaving studio in our home, or I should say, a weaving studio has gradually taken over our home.

Rug weaving- Rag rugs, Pendleton woolen rugs, thrice-used Egyptian cotton and more

My Hand woven Rug Studio specializes in creating designer area rugs made from recycled textiles.
I travel to Pendleton, Oregon to buy pure virgin wool 'loom waste', grown, and processed in the USA, directly from the famous woolen mill. I also weave with scraps from a sock/hat/scarf factory in North Carolina who themselves start with recycled t-shirts (I love thrice-used Egyptian cotton!). There are so many ways of weaving a rug out of old jeans, and I relish experimenting with them. If you would like to know more about the materials, please see the material page.

Every rug has a history-Memory rugs.

Each rug that I hand weave carries its own story. Sometimes it is simply that the material is recycled. Many times the cloth has come from a very special place, or is quite old. In each case I try to tell the whole story. My favorite is the woolen rugs made from field trousers worn by American soldiers in the Korean War. My brother-in-law was in Korea when he was just 19 years old. I wove a rug out of the field trousers for him, and it was such a moving experience. The rug seemed to have a personality. Who knows what those pants saw so many years ago. If you own a rug made from Pendleton loom waste, its story will grow as it ages. Many years from now someone will wonder what went on in that rug's life; what stories it is holding.

Nine different looms to create heirloom hand loomed rugs.

I currently own six large floor looms - including three antique, two harness rug looms, a pair of jack looms, and my biggest loom - an eight harness countermarche loom.  A small counterbalance folding floor loom that is especially useful for place mats and table runners is handy for taking to demonstrations. Lastly a couple table top rigid heddle looms, and a Navajo loom that I built myself complete my loom collection.

Hand Woven Rugs Studio is open to anyone interested in visiting

I try to keep a loom warped for anyone wishing to give weaving a try for the first time, or for any weaver who isn't able to own a loom, but would like to weave by the hour, or day. 

Sample rates:

- $50: a new weaver to hand weave a two by four foot rug on an antique Union Loom with doubled warp threads - you bring your own weft material.

- $80: if I provide the weft material.

My motto is "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."

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