The other day, we spotted natural fiber rugs on the floor of a Swedish farmhouse — they look like coir or jute — that seem to have been stenciled with a pattern. Brilliant, why didn’t we think of that?!!! The technique would allow you add simple geometric designs to inexpensive and durable rugs. It might even be a way to give new life to stained or worned sisals (sisals ain’t cheap and show wear like crazy).
Then, at the style files, we spotted what just may be stenciled cork, in a really jazzy pattern…
And wondered about making an area rug out of a big sheet of stenciled cork.
We’re gonna get some swatches and test the idea out…
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2 replies on “diy stenciled coir, jute, and cork rugs”
There are lots of instructions and books on painting canvas for floor rugs–relatively easy to do and wears well. Could even make several and roll them for storage.
I’ve been looking at natural fibre rugs too, and I know well the top two images – it’s actually Russell Koskela’s beach house in Patonga (north of Sydney) – and the floors are seagrass tiles which I love, for their checkerboard self-patterning (due to change in weave directions), that they remind me of school friend’s houses I knew in the 70s/80s, and that you cut the tiles to fit and they’re inexpensive!
Love your work,