We have an expert repair person that works on old or damaged rugs: rewrapping the sides, stabilizing the fringe ends with an overcast method, covering worn out fringe with new (manufactured) fringe, patching holes, fixing slits, resizing rugs, recreating damaged fringe, even repiling moth damage.
Basic overcasting or stabilizing the fringe ends is $30 / linear foot.
Basic wrapping is $35 / linear foot. If the rug has a double or triple wrap, and you would like to keep that look, that work is quoted by the hour, at $110 / hour.
Fringing starts at $35 / linear foot and is stitched on by hand. (The fringe is a premade fringe. We have various styles (with or without knots), lengths and colors.) It is easily removed if you were sell the rug and that person wanted the look of the original fringe only.
Looking to hang your rug or textile? A fabric sleeve can be hand-stitched to the back of your piece suitable to accept a 3/8" steel rod, which can then be hung from small hooks securely attached to the wall. Cost is $30 / linear foot.
Does your rug curl along the sides? We may be able to help with that. Our expert repairer can hand-sew a length of faux leather strapping to the back of your rug in order for it to lie flat. $35 / linear foot. See image below.
Rug the wrong size? We can have it made smaller, in length, width or both.
Your favorite runner is now too long in your new home? We can shorten it so it fits the new space and you can still enjoy it. Cost is $110 / linear foot.
Rugs that require more specialized repair or restoration, such as patching or repiling torn or worn out areas or severe moth damage are normally quoted by the hour, at a rate of $110 / hour. I cannot guestimate the time needed; my repairer needs to review and advise. (see before and after photos below)
We now have a repair person that works on old hand-hooked rugs (not new hooked rugs that have latex and a cotton backing). Quotes based on individual piece.
Rugs do need to be cleaned prior to having any repair work done. Our full immersion hand-washing is done at an off-site facility.
We typically see our repair person on the same day as we do wash; that schedule is here.
Repair work is typically only done on clean rugs (meaning after our wash). Timing can be up to an additional 3 weeks for the repair work, on top of the wash cycle, as it depends on how many rugs in a particular batch need repair work and to what degree, as well as how much work he already has on his table. Some rugs will be addressed before the wash, such as in the case of dry rot or where there is a hole in the rug that needs stabilizing or patching, so as to not lose any additional knots in the the cleaning process.
Some Before and After images:
This Pakistani rug was damaged due to improper cleaning techniques with the vaccum. Our expert weaver was able to restore it:
This Pakistani rug was chewed by the family dog. Before and after:
This Tibetan rug was also chewed by the family dog. Before and after:
This semi-antique Hit or Miss Hand-hooked rug had a significant stain as well as damage: missing yarn and a 2" vertical slit. Our expert cleaners were able to remove the stain with the pre-spot treatment prior to washing it, and our expert hook repair person did an excellent job of closing the slit and hooking the bald areas:
This rug was improperly stored and mice got into it.
Our expert repairer hand-sewed a patch to fill the hole with a rug similar in quality, coloration,
yarn type, pile height and general construction so that your eye is no
longer drawn right to it:
Does your rug curl along the sides? We may be able to help with that.
Our expert repairer can hand-sew a length of faux leather strapping to the back of your rug in order for it to lie flat.
$35 / linear foot.