Scandinavian Made: Handwoven Rugs

Scandinavian Made: Handwoven Rugs

Kate Legere
Jan 31, 2012

Store History

  • Founded by: Susan Serra and Kelly Serra Donovan

Founded by designer Susan Serra and her daughter, Kelly Serra Donovan, Scandinavian Made is a new online shop that imports one of a kind home accessories made by Scandinavian artisans. What caught my eye are the rugs: each one is handwoven in Smaland, Sweden and made from recycled textiles.

According to the Scandinavian Made website:

All the cloth that our weavers use to weave the new woven rugs are recycled - we gather in cloth locally (bed linen, curtains, old clothes, for example jeans etc) and all cloth is washed until no more color will run from it, ironed and cut into long, thin pieces, that are rolled into cloth balls (as you would do with knitting yarn) and then used for weaving. This is also the way weavers worked 100 years ago, and therefore the small cloth pieces that are woven into the vintage rugs are all pieces of cloth that have been left over from clothes and textiles from homes here in Smaland.

These beautiful rugs would look good in all types of homes, from traditional to modern.

(Images: Scandinavian Made)

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