Rag rugs are a classic here at True North Textiles. They provide a rustic but sturdy feel. Laura Fedro Interiors, based in Bozeman, Montana, recently ordered three rag rugs in dark wine and cream, a delicious combination. Laura Fedro’s designs are based on “the physical elements that reveal the silent brush strokes of scale, finish, light and texture.” And rag rugs fit right into that model.
By making fabric from fabric, they provide an interesting take on scale. Rag rugs are also all about texture, which comes from the varieties of textures, colors, and patterns in the fabrics. All this makes selecting the fabrics key.
We have fabrics in the shop but we often source the fabric for the individual custom project. It’s a challenge to find the best color matches and make sure it comes together beautifully.
For these rugs, we focused on the client’s call for dark wine and cream, but there are a variety of other colors providing interest. You’ll find baby blue and prussian blue, fabrics with tapestry-like textures, and some more subtle versions of the focal cream and red wine colors.
The rugs are a delicious example of how texture and scale play together. Like strawberries and cream, vanilla cake and chardonnay, these rugs pull together sweet and tart into a rustic celebration.