The demand for oriental rugs has increased dramatically in recent years. Many owners now put more value on their rugs as works of art than as floor coverings, and current prices reflect their status. As a result, rugs that may once have remained stored in attics or been destined for the junkyard are being revived, repaired, and restored.
Rug repair services are more popular than ever, but many repairs are not as difficult as you may think. Anyone who can learn needlecraft can acquire the necessary skills.
This comprehensive guide covers all the essential techniques, materials, and tools required to repair oriental rugs. The accessible text is accompanied by clear step-by-step diagrams and illustrations that teach you how to:
assess damaged areas
understand rug structure
reconstruct warp and weft
repair selvage and edges
repair ends and flatweaves
wash rugs, remove stains, and carry out general maintenance
Oriental Rug Repair is a must-have reference for beginners and auseful sourcebook for dealers and collectors.