Over time a rug can become damaged, worn or even chewed away by a pet. All of our restoration processes are completed by hand methods only.
We can restore the fringe ends of a rug using a process called 'end stopping' which stabilises the fringe to prevents loss or further loss of the hand knotted pile pattern and rejuvenates the look of the rug or we can 're-fringe’ a full or partial edge.
As with the fringe ends, the side binding of a rug can become worn, eventually, if not repaired, leads to erosion of the actual hand knotted pile. When we repair a damaged edge using a call this process ''side binding'' and this can be applied to a partial or full side edge.
The pile can become worn away in ''high use/traffic'' areas of the rug. Eventually leading to a hole or rip or area where only the warp strands are visible. The restorer advises which options are appropriate to restore the pile depending on the worn or damaged area.
All the natural yarns used in rug restoration are hand spun and vegetable dyed colours imported directly to our restorer from Iran. We do not use any chemical dyed yarns made in the UK as these would be conspicuous and we prefer to keep our standards high.
Our methods of restoring and repairing stand the test of time and fully blend in with the original patterns.
We advise against placing solid furniture on your rug which does not allow easy vacuuming under it. This is because from experience a heavy immovable piece of furniture gives a safe undisturbed setting for moths to take over.