Stuffed animal skin rugs by Agustina Woodgate

Agustina Woodgate Teddy Bear Rugs

Creations by American interdisciplinary artist Agustina Woodgate involve clever use of disregarded materials.  Skin Rugs is a collection of rugs made from disassembled stuffed animal toys. A play on the animal skin rug, she took the skins from unloved toys and stitched them together to create rugs that reference traditional designs and the personal stories of each teddy owner. The idea came to her when contemplating what to do with her childhood teddy bear Pepe who despite being so worn she was still very attached to and didn’t want to throw away.  Other works include the Kaleidoscope Series (2011) comprised of fruit and veg labels and Waterfalling (2009), an installation which included a chandelier made from 36 yards of defective fishing line.  Pictured above – Seven Seas (2013)

Agustina Woodgate Teddy Bear RugsNo Rain, No Rainbows (2011)

Agustina Woodgate Teddy Bear Rugs

Milk Ways (2013)

Agustina Woodgate Teddy Bear Rugs

Galaxy (2010)

Images via Agustina Woodgate

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).