Rugs That Grandma Would Love

There’s a trend afoot: Rugs that celebrate the handmade are making a comeback. Like lovingly pieced patchwork quilts, traditionally crafted carpets bring nostalgia and comfort to uncertain times. Hand-hooked wool, raggy braids, and woven recycled textiles—rugs your grandma would love—add a party of saturated color, and the warmth of nubby texture to
your space.

It’s an Etsy shopping day today—enjoy our handcrafted rug finds from some talented
Etsy artisans.

Theoldloft Pennies Set of 12 Stair Treads

Turn naked steps into a stylish feature with The Old Loft’s “Pennies,” set of 12 stair treads. Or cozy up your entryway with Five Forty’s blue plaid, made from recycled wool.

Fiveforty Blue Recycled Wool Rag Rug

Crispinaffrench Mustard Potholder RugTheoldloft Flowers Set of 6 Stair Treads

Gild your floor with a carpet of gold like Crispina Frrench’s 5 x 7 Mustard “Potholder Rug.” Or add some whimsy to your treads with these rosy “Flowers” from The Old Loft.

How about a rug for your wall, like this Woven Alpaca Wall Art from Alpaca Hill Dry Goods?
AlpacaHillDryGoods Woven Alpaca Wall Art

SavannahSunshineShop Graffiti Rag RugSavannahSunshineShop's Peanut Butter and Jelly Rag Rug

Savannah Sunshine’s rag creations — like her “Graffiti” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly” would snap anyone out of a bad mood. As would the carousel of color that J L Rutter braids into her rag rugs, “Confetti” and “Candy Stripe.”

JLRutter's Confetti Braided RugJLRutter's Candy Stripe Braided Rug

Here’s a gorgeous patchwork of traditional designs, “Pennies, Diamonds and Stars” from A Primitive Rug Hooker.
Aprimitiverughooker Pennies, Diamonds, and Stars Hooked Rug

Need a pop of primaries and black? How about Five Forty’s Recycled Multi Fibre Rag Rug? Or keep it calm and serene with Crispina Ffrench’s Periwinkle “Potholder Rug.”

Fiveforty Multi Recyled Fibre Rag RugCrispinaffrench Periwinkle Potholder Rug


After digging up these toasty treasures, my kitchen floor is feeling a bit cold and lonely.
What about yours?

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5 Comments for “Rugs That Grandma Would Love”

Thank you for including my rugs in this fabulous collection! I am honoured to be here!

I am honored to share the page with such talented rug artists. Thank you so much and congratulations to all. The talent inspires me. Best wishes to all.

Thank you so much for including my rugs! I think I can speak for all of us when I say that these rugs are labors of love and it is such an honor to have someone to feature them! 🙂

Shelley, Savannah and Pegg,

It was a pleasure finding and featuring your rugs. Really gorgeous stuff. I am impressed daily with the creativity and craftsmanship I find in fantastic artisans like you and the other artists featured here.

Thanks for stopping in!

I love those braided rugs! Beautiful, it’s art. I’m going through my cut rags, and as I havn’t a place for my loom at home and we have a long, dark and cold winter ahead of us in Finland, I do want to try something new with those rags. You gave me a wonderful inspiration, thank you!

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