Here is an article on some of the characteristics of contemporary Chinese rugs that as a professional rug cleaner you need to be aware of:
Here is an article on some of the characteristics of Afghan rugs that as a professional rug cleaner you need to be aware of:
In this month’s issue of Cleanfax Magazine, I have an article on the interesting (aka WEIRD) rugs that we come across, and what to do when you you have something you don’t know what it is.
Enjoy the article!
Hello Rug Chick readers!
I’ve been getting a few questions about rug repair, and my mother Kate and I recently spoke at the San Diego Weavers Guild meeting speaking specifically to rug repairs and our philosophies on them.
Here’s a simple little rug repair of field wear. Not reweaving, but selective embroidery stitching (to protect the original foundation fibers) and a little dye work to blend it in.
Several years ago we had a few sold-out hands-on rug repair clinics to train the basics of rug maintenance and specialty repairs. Not reweaving and reknotting rugs, but the most requested repairs: ends, sides, and field wear work (including patches).
After our presentation at this workshop we wondered – is it time to have some more Rug Repair Workshops?
So – if you are interested, let me know by posting down below in the COMMENTS. If there is enough interest then we will work together a curriculum, set some dates at our rug facility in San Diego, and let you know how to register.
Enjoy your weekend!
Take a look at this COOL rug article on the rising collectible market for antique rugs.
Fascinating read! 🙂