'Blackthorn' Rug (JEJ33)
Rug, hand tufted by Jessie James
Materials - wool
Dimensions - 79 x 109 cm
Jessie makes hand tufted rugs based on her fine art practice, printmaking and cross-stitch embroideries. She uses a tufting gun which shoots wool though a backing fabric then cuts it off at the right length. Jessie then ‘draws’ her designs in wool with the gun onto the backing fabric. The wools used are mainly natural fibres and purpose made for carpets so are hardwearing for general daily use.
Care notes - vacuum regularly. Spot clean using warm water and a mild dishwashing liquid or alternatively 1:2 vinegar and water mix. Use a gentle blotting technique.