I have just finished my bathroom rag rug, which has a heart in the middle, which is ideal for valentines day.
Traditionally red was put in the middle of a rag rug, that was placed in front of the hearth, to ward off evil sprites coming down the chimney.
The heart in the middle of the rug was common during the world wars, to signify loved ones.
I chose a blue heart because I loved the colour. The rest of the rug is a mixture of check, grey and pink. the fabrics are, an old t shirt, pyjama bottoms and my husband track suit bottoms. The backing was a open weave cotton t-towel, as Hessian is the bathroom would smell.
if you are interested in making a rug yourself, i run workshops (see workshop page for details)