The repair and restoration of rugs and kilims is a skilled and labor-intensive process which can include:
(a) Sourcing the right yarns to be used for the repair or restoration
(b) Protecting the surrounding areas around the damage
(c) Rebuilding all damaged or missing warp
(d) Re-knotting pile while recreating missing or damaged motifs
(e) Weaving weft to tighten knots or to recreate missing motifs as in the case of kilims
(f) Binding selvages (selvedges) to prevent the edges from fraying
(g) Binding and rebuilding fringes to prevent unraveling
(h) We believe that combining these steps to restore a handmade rug or kilim is an art form in which we take great pride.
Rug Repairman provides a full range of superior kilim and rug repair and restoration services, including those necessary to address the following common problems:
(a) worn fringes
(b) holes and/or torn areas
(c) moth damage
(d) pile wear
(e) kilim unraveling
(f) selvage (selvedge) wear
We are committed to providing our clients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about how to care for and preserve their rugs and kilims for years to come. As such, we provide free inspections of all clients rugs and kilims in need of repair or restoration. During these inspections, we provide detailed and clear explanations of the various repair and restoration options available to our clients. In addition, we provide clear and detailed information regarding the price of all repair and restoration options available to our clients,as well as an accurate estimate regarding expected cost of repairs.
All work is done onsite by Rug Repairman. Below is a list of some of the rug repair options we can provide. Please give us a call, and we can assist in giving you the best recommendations for your specific repair needs.
Stitching applied by hand, which prevents the ends from unraveling, is the most secure and effective way of securing the ends of your rug.
Over time, rugs can become worn and frayed. Rug Repairman can hand wrap yarn to the edge of your rug to extend the life of your rug.
The fringes on rugs can become worn out over time. Rug Repairman can often replace missing fringes using a needle. Or when this is not possible, particularly for certain antique rugs, he can replace the fringes using a special “twisting technique” done only by hand.