Crochet rugs. Not a patchouli-scented 1970s throwback (or am I just thinking macramé?) but a rather lovely strand of enticing new items found on Etsy today.
What do you think? A giant, tactile doily on the floor, I like it.
big black design – this size (200cm – the largest they make), though a) you can't see its lovely holey bits in this photo, and b) it is out of my price-range at £665. But the smaller rugs start at around £60 for a 60cm diameter.
colourful hexagon crochet rug by La Casa de Coto. It measures 75cm across and costs £56.90.
And if Britain was a sunnier country, one where you could really justify outdoor textiles of the rug variety – I'd have one of these luscious turquoise patio rugs, for around £32 made by Camille Designs in Georgia, in the US. Then again, it'd work just as well inside – quite a nice bathroom rug for the right floor. made from mildew-bashing braided cord and measuring 33 inches across.
She does a nice hot pink one too, for around £45 for a slightly bigger diameter of 35 inches and a frillier shape.