Rug restoration has to be trusted to a professional. Our expert restorer Sue has over 30 years experience in repairing carpets and rugs and has completed many different restoration challenges over the years, here at our workshop in the UK and Overseas. She will be able to complete smaller restoration work such as repairing a rugs fringes alongside more complicated projects such as reweaving large areas of damage caused by moth, fire, animals or water damage. An expert in her field on working on antique carpets of all types, rugs and tapestries that are over 100 years old and treats each one with the upmost care. Modern carpets and rugs can also be repaired using new wool too.
It is vital when restoring antique rugs that as well as using a highly skilled restorer to complete the work, that the correct wool is used too. We have a vast array of antique wool which can be used to match a rugs colour correctly thus making the repair invisible to the eye. Often the first areas of a rug to become weak or damaged are the rugs fringes or sides. It is best to inspect them on a yearly basis to be sure they are not deteriorating in anyway, as a loose fringe can start eating into the pile of a carpet very quickly and affect it’s value.
If you would like a restoration quote, the best way to proceed is to either email us good photographs of your rugs damage explaining what you would like repaired or visit us by appointment at our showroom in Crondall, Surrey. Here we can properly inspect your carpet or rugs damage and provide you with a written restoration quotation.
We are unable to advise on complicated restoration costs until we have inspected the rug thoroughly via email or at our showroom. We can however advise on more frequently undertaken repair work such fringe and side repair below. To repair a rugs fringes we remove the loose wool and securing to a neat straight line using a chain stitch and a blanket stitch. To repair a rugs sides/selvedges, where wool is missing but the structure is still intact is a common repair and we would match the wool accordingly to complete the work.
Repair Fringes/ends securing with blanket & chain stitch £30 per foot + Vat
Repair Sides/Selvedges wrapping wool to match £30 per foot + Vat
New Fringes cost £35 per foot + Vat
Hanging a rug on the wall – we sew velcro onto the back of the rug and provide a baton with velcro attached £35 per foot + Vat
If you require a quotation for a carpet or rug repair or it needs to be collected and delivered back to you once completed please contact us for a quote.
Please view a few of our restoration projects below with the before and after photographs.
Antique Kirman carpet, fine weave, badly damaged by a puppy
This beautiful and fine town carpet from Kirman in Persia was badly damaged by a puppy who ate a large area on one side of the carpet. Our expert restorer rebuilt the foundation of the damaged area before reweaving the pile, matching the design and colours perfectly! Such skill involved to reweave the design so accurately, also matching the colours as close as possible is paramount to an expert repair. This restoration work took around 4 months to complete, we hope you agree in that the finished work is quite remarkable!
Silk foundation Senneh rug with nasty split
This very fine silk foundation 100 year old Senneh rug had a nasty split in the centre with some other tears. Our expert restorer rebuilt the silk foundation and re-piled the damaged area matching the design and correct wool colour. The end result was fantastic as you can see.
Accidental damage repair - A dog chewed corner.
This rug had been badly chewed by a dog on one corner. Our restorer placed the rug back on a small loom frame to add the foundation (warp) back, before repiling using old wool to match the colours. The end result was fantastic I am sure you will agree.
Antique Ziegler carpet - Large split repair
This beautiful late 19th century Ziegler carpet required extensive restoration all over. We did the restoration sympathetically to the age of the carpet using soft sturdy wool, matching the colours perfectly. This is extremely important and this has been done expertly by our restorer.
Antique Ziegler carpet - Moth Repair
This stunning late 19th century Ziegler required a large area of moth damage to be restored. Our expert restorer used wool to match the colours even adding ‘Abrash’ the term for dye change. This matches the lower area of the border, by using pale blue and darker blues it blends in with the original 1890 dyes and adds the character required.
Antique Ziegler carpet - Corner Damage
Again this antique Ziegler carpet required the corner to be rebuilt using wool and the correct colours to match the over 100 year old wool. The result is simply fantastic! Our restorer has competed important work on exceptional rare carpets and rugs for over 30 years. If you require our help with a restoration project please do get in touch.