Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Area Rug Repairs=Less Waste and More Love

In the last month we have done a lot of area rug repairs. Mostly machine edging, binding and surging,see photo of surged edge, but we also did another wonderful hand repair. With all the area rugs being bought these days it is nice to see that some area rugs are still loved. I feel that area rugs have lost their meaning. Area rugs used to be something that was woven with love and a story, now they are mostly slapped together with glue and dollar signs. I am waiting for the day when hand knotted area rugs are the main type of area rug bought.
It is always nice when someone invests in the value of their area rug. The number one reason people invest in hand repairs is sentimental. Plus with a simple repair done to your area rug it won't be thrown out. Not all area rugs breakdown so the longer you can use your area rug the better for the environment and your wallet.
This 2x3.5 foot Turkish area rug came to Luv-A-Rug a couple of weeks ago. The ends were fraying and the client wanted to keep the look of the rug. A machine repair wouldn't have done justice to this area rug, but the more authentic, almost invisible, overcast stitch our hand repair guy does, it looks like new again. The client will be very pleased with the end results. It can be hard to picture what your area rug will look like after a repair, but we at Luv-A-Rug try to explain it so you can.

Now that you know Luv-A-Rug does hand repairs it is time to pull out grandma's beloved area rug and bring it to us to see how we can love it back to use. Area rugs are pieces of art and with some care and a cleaning it can adorn your home once again.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary

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