timothy liles: open rug studio
timothy liles: open rug studio timothy liles: open rug studio
oct 19, 2010

timothy liles: open rug studio

‘braid dead’ rug by timothy liles

the museum of arts and design‘s open studios program is a public workspace in which invited artists of all mediums can work and interact with the museum’s visitors. from the 19th to the 23rd of october, 2010, new hampshire-based artist timothy liles is hand-dyeing meters and meters of wool and hand braiding them into circular area rugs.

liles, who is also the designer behind the crayon ring, has experimented with the technique in the past: ‘braid dead’ is a double-sided wool rug which combines modern pop icon with traditional construction methods.

to find out more about liles’ open rug studio project, watch the video on his kickstarter page here.


braided wool detail

dyed rugs and process shots

  • beautiful!

    klast! says:
  • Dope as fuck!

    ben says:
  • WANT

    design mouth says:
  • Amazing. Definitely something I would buy. Great work.

    IndyPoolShark says:
  • So are all the braids hand stiched together like a grandma rug? from strips of rags braided ?

    mel born says:

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