This mat is made out of old fortrel clothes and baler twine. First the twine is put on a loom. After the fortrel is cut into strips, folded and ironed, it's woven into the twine. Finally the mat is sewn along the raw edges and trimmed a few inches from where the weaving ends. Perfect for the kitchen or bathroom! Fortrel mats are not only practical and pretty, but wash and wear well, too. These days though, it's difficult to find this type of fabric, that is durable and doesn't fray.
I'm sure there are many people besides Hutterite who make beautiful floormats from recyclables. Do you have a favourite rug story to share?