The Rag Rug: A Poem

Sheila Hepper, one of the Studio Collective members, has written this poem about the rag rug in Stages of Making.

That t-shirt you bought new from the shop,

It’s fresh and bright, you wear it a lot.

A few washes in,

It becomes a day thing.

Then you say

It’s fit for the bin.


But STOP you could make a CHOP

And put it with others a bright bouncy rug.

So fluffy and bouncy,

You won’t resist,

What a nice way to give that old t-shirt a new spin.

You chop them up and hook them in.


Some roll up,

Some curl at the top,

Others a spin.

How glad you are now

You didn’t put it in the bin.

Sheila Hepper