Dying a carpet offcut to make a rug?

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Hi Moneysavers!

I've just had a new carpet laid (beige) and been left with a sizeable offcut. I was thinking about making a rug(s) out of it? Is there any way to dye/paint it to create a unique rug? I know carpets are usually treated so not sure if this is possible (although now I think about it I don't even know what the carpet is made from). I've had a Google and Dylon has been suggested but there's no way it would go in the washing machine and know from dying trousers the dye continues to run wash after wash which I wouldn't want to stain the carpet if it did get wet.

Or any suggestions for what the offcuts could be used for?

Thank you!
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